European Studies Courses

An quick overview of European Studies at UVic
The European Studies program offers three core courses:

European Studies 100 (fall), 200 (spring), and 300 (spring).
In addition, the European Studies program offers a directed studies course (EUS 390), and the NEW 'European borders without walls' course (EUS 490) which can be taken FOR credit OR as a FREE online course for non-degree students.

The EUS courses are intended for use for students wishing to obtain a Minor in European Studies along with their degree, or for POLI students wishing to add a Concentration in European Studies to their parchment.
Students are encouraged to take at least two of the core courses prior to travelling to the States for the Model EU experience (February each year) or to the EU for EUS390 (the EU Study Tour) (summer semester).

EUS 100 - Fall 2017

Introduction to European studies

The European Union consists of 28 European countries with a combined population of almost 500 million people. The continent has a rich and varied history as the birthplace of many important ideologies, art forms, and political institutions.

This course gives a broad introduction to the areas of study in the European Studies Program by doing a ‘Tour of Europe’. In class, we examine different European countries on their own, as well as in relation to each other and to the EU. In doing so, we focus on key issues and contemporary thinkers associated with the study of European integration. This is an interdisciplinary course, including the areas of politics, history, language, law, and economics. Some topics include the history of modern Europe, the debates and ideas behind the creation of the EU, and the cultural and political ramifications of ‘East-West’ legacies in Europe. The course also examines a number of current events and recent challenges facing the EU, to include the debt crisis, identity politics, and issues surrounding further political integration.

Read the 2017 EUS 100 syllabus.

EUS 200 - Spring 2018

Introduction to European cultures and identities

What is Europe? What does it mean to be ‘European’? This course explores the multifaceted question of European culture and identity by means of an interdisciplinary inquiry into key moments in European history. Our inquiry will take its themes and structure from a virtual tour of the European city (Athens, Rome, Paris, London, Florence, Toledo), with its elusive promise of civilization, civility, and citizenship. Guest speakers from the European Studies faculty will aide us in developing a critical understanding of this complex tradition. 

Thomas Heyd will teach the course in Spring 2018. Read the course description and the lecture schedule for more information.

calendar description:

EUS 300 - Spring 2018

European integration: Socio-economic and political development

EUS 300 gives a critical introduction to the European Union and the European integration process. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it introduces students to a variety of political, legal, economic and administrative struggles, showing how these contests are reshaping European society. It also connects these transformations to the local and global changes that affect our students’ lives, here in Canada and around the world. Students will learn about the history of the European Union, its institutions, their relationships, and their current challenges, focusing on the key concepts and theories needed to connect this knowledge to their broader studies. This course is suitable for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and is of particular interest to those seeking a critical, well-rounded introduction to European governance. 

This course is open to all POLI Concentration students, EUS Minor students, or others wishing an upper-level EU focused course. EUS 100 or POLI 211 are recommended, but not required.          

Spring 2018 course outline. Keith Cherry (Law) and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (Public Admin) will team teach this course along with guest speakers.
Calendar description:

EUS 390 - May 2018

Directed studies: EU study tour

European studies 390 consists of directed studies in Europe; this can either be a special topics course, the EU Study Tour, or a special project approved by the EUS Director. Every May, EUS 390 is offered as the EU Study Tour, which starts in Brussels, and takes students on a tour through various important EU institutions, and gives students an opportunity to have “face to face” contact and dialogue with presenters and seminar leaders from the ranks of those actively involved in the day to day work of the EU. Students will also meet with representatives of other European institutions, diplomatic representations to the EU (including Canada), policy think tanks, and civil society organizations. 

The 2018 information will be available soon.

EUS 490 - Fall 2018

Special topics course: European borders without walls: What can the world learn from EU borders and immigration policies?

The recent and ongoing migration situation in and around Europe is forcing European policy makers to address past and future challenges to integration. The decisions they are making will have a long-standing impact on the EU. EUS 490 examines how the responses to the crisis are shaping Europe’s borders, migration and related security policies in exemplary ways from a comparative perspective and context.  

The material for this course develops from an EU funded research programme led by UVic with a network of partners in France, Turkey, Japan and Canada. This network conducts innovative and forward-looking research comparing the EU’s evolving border, migration and security policies to policies in Canada, France, Japan and Turkey. The activities in the course are aimed at engaging the greater public, undergraduate and graduate students, young researchers and professors, along with the policy makers in each community.

The course material draws on research conducted by the network and features 12 units developed by Prof. Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly:

  1. General introduction: Defining borders
  2. Is our world a borderless world: Borders in history
  3. Cultures and borders
  4. Political communities and borders
  5. Market and functional linkages and borders
  6. Governments and borders
  7. Security policies and borders
  8. Environmental policies and borders
  9. Immigration and borders
  10. Border disputes
  11. Theorizing borders: Borders as a cultural, social, or political object
  12. Theorizing borders: Borders as a functional object

Each unit uses a video presentation by the professor and includes diverse learning activities including video-clips, short readings, quizzes, and discussion forums. Although it is highly recommended you keep pace with the course, you can follow the course material at your own pace. Participating in a timely manner will provide access to a wide range of debates on the history, culture, economics, sustainability, security and governance of borders.

This course is open on a non-credit basis to professionals in the public and private sector, academics, border and migration scholars, and community members with a strong interest in issues of borders and migration; it is co-funded by the Jean Monnet Network: Comparing and Contrasting EU Border and Migration Policy through the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. 

This course can be taken either FOR CREDIT (through MyPage, EUS 490, 1.5units) or FREE through Continuing Studies.

This course is available for free by registering through Continuing Studies. The course is also open to UVic students as an undergraduate credit course (EUS490 CRN 13832), assessed according to university standards and subject to tuition fees. UVic students please contact  

Innovative team taught courses:

The minor program is designed with team taught core courses, in order to encourage innovative modes of teaching based on multi-disciplinarity and diversity in methodology. Students in the European Studies program are also given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of visits to and internships with European institutions, and in exchange programs with European universities.

Elective courses:

To be eligible, the elective must be at the 300 level or above, with an adequate European component, and can be taken from any department in the faculties of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. No more than 3.0 units may be taken from any single department except with the permission of the program.

If you wish to count a course as an elective that is not listed below, please consult with the EUS program coordinator.

Art History and Visual Studies

Eligible courses in Art History and Visual Studies:

  • AHVS 328 Gothic art and architecture
  • AHVS 339 The Global Renaissance
  • AHVS 341A Art in Renaissance Florence
  • AHVS 341C Michelangelo and Leonardo
  • AHVS 342A Baroque Art in Italy 1550-1770
  • AHVS 342B Experiencing Baroque Painting
  • AHVS 343A Art in Venice 1500-1800
  • AHVS 343B The 18th Century in Northern Europe
  • AHVS 344A The Art of Travel 1200-1600
  • AHVS 344B The Art of Travel 1600 to Present Day
  • AHVS 345 People and Things in the Early Modern Domestic Interior
  • AHVS 346C Visual culture in Jane Austen's world
  • AHVS 349 Islam and the West: Artistic contacts, 1500-1900
  • AHVS 357 Arts of Mediterranean Islam, 13th-20th centuries
  • AHVS 362A Modern Art in Europe and North America: 1900 to 1945
  • AHVS 362B Art in Europe and North America: 1945 to Today
  • AHVS 387A European and North American Architecture, 17500-1900
  • AHVS 387B Western architecture since 1900
  • AHVS 392 Special Topics in Art History and Visual Studies
  • AHVS 397 Impressionism: A social history
  • AHVS 397A A social history of Post-Impressionism
  • AHVS 398A Art and Revolution I
  • AHVS 398B Art and Revolution II
  • AHVS 411 Seminar in World Hisotiries of Art
  • AHVS 420 Seminar in Medieval Art
  • AHVS 435 Seminar in Late Medieval and Early Renaissasnce Art, c. 1200-1500
  • AHVS 447 Seminar in Early Modern Art, c. 1500-1750
  • AHVS 492 Advanced Studies Art History and Visual Studies


Eligible courses in Anthropology:

  • ANTH 306 Folklore in Contemporary Society
  • ANTH 310 Anthropological Approaches to Comparative Religion
  • ANTH 341 Paleolithic Archaeology
  • ANTH 349 Paleolithic Art
  • ANTH 351 Human Origins
  • ANTH 361 Archaeology of Medieval Europe
  • ANTH 365 Colonialism and Daily Life
  • ANTH 372 Economic Underworlds and Globalization
  • ANTH 391 Selected Problems in Anthropology: Area Studies
  • ANTH 393 Selected Problems in Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 397 The Archaeology of Death
  • ANTH 398 Life and Death in the Viking World


Eligible courses in Economics:

  • ECON 337 History of Economic Thought to 1870
  • ECON 338 History of Economic thought since 1870
  • ECON 442 Issues in European Economic Integration
  • ECON 495 Directed Studies (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)


Eligible courses in English:

  • ENGL 337 Medieval British Literature in Translation
  • ENGL 437A Modern Drama to World War II
  • ENGL 437B Modern Drama since World War II
  • ENGL 340 Introduction to Old English
  • ENGL 341 Old English Literature
  • ENGL 342 Early Middle English Literature
  • ENGL 343 Later Middle English Literature
  • ENGL 350 Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature
  • ENGL 353 Studies in Medieval English Literature
  • ENGL 359 Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
  • ENGL 360 Special Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 362 Special Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • ENGL 364 English Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 365 17th Century Poetry and Prose to 1660
  • ENGL 366B Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies
  • ENGL 366C Shakespeare: Comedies, Problem Plays, and Romances
  • ENGL 369 Milton: Major Poetry and Selected Prose
  • ENGL 372 Special Studies in 18th Century Literature
  • ENGL 373 English Literature of the Restoration Period: 1660-1700
  • ENGL 376A The Beginning of the English Novel: 1660-1750
  • ENGL 376B The English Novel: 1750 to the Early 19th Century
  • ENGL 379 British Fiction and Non-Fiction of the Early 19th Century
  • ENGL 380 Victorian Fiction: Dickens to Eliot
  • ENGL 381 Late Victorian and Edwardian Fiction
  • ENGL 382 The Romantic Period I
  • ENGL 383 The Romantic Period II
  • ENGL 385 Special Studies in 19th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 386 Victorian Poetry
  • ENGL 387 Victorian Culture and Thought
  • ENGL 388 Special Studies in 20th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 410 Backgrounds to English Literary Traditions
  • ENGL 433A Modern Irish Literature
  • ENGL 433B Contemporary Irish Literature
  • ENGL 434 The Bible and Literature in English
  • ENGL 434A British Poetry from 1914 to 1950
  • ENGL 434B British Poetryfrom1950 to the Present
  • ENGL 435 Modernist Poetry
  • ENGL 436A 20th Century British Fiction to World War II
  • ENGL 436B 20th Century British Fiction after World War II
  • ENGL 437A Modern Drama to World War II
  • ENGL 437B Modern Drama Since World War II
  • ENGL 460 Classic Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 461 Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ENGL 462 Studies in Modern Critical Theory
  • ENGL 464 The Bible and Literature in English
  • ENGL 479 Victoria and Edwardian Children’s Fiction
  • ENGL 466 Cultural Studies
  • ENGL 467 Seminar in 20th-Century Literary Criticism


Eligible courses in French:FRAN 100 Intensive French I

  • FRAN 120 Intensive French II
  • FRAN 150 Elementary Oral French
  • FRAN 160 Words in Context
  • FRAN 180 Intensive French III
  • FRAN 200 Introduction to French Linguistics
  • FRAN 220 French Phonetics
  • FRAN 250 Experiential Learning
  • FRAN 265 French Connections
  • FRAN 275 Writing in French I
  • FRAN 280 Literary Texts I
  • FRAN 300 French Reading Course
  • FRAN 310 Literary Texts II
  • FRAN 325 Studies in cultures of the French-speaking World (in English)
  • FRAN 335 Studies in Cinema and Literature of the French-speaking World (in English)
  • FRAN 340 Studies in the Literatures or Languages of the French-speaking World (in English)
  • FRAN 350 Advanced Oral French
  • FRAN 402 An Advanced Language Course in Modern French Usage
  • FRAN 404 History of the French Language I
  • FRAN 405 History of the French Language II
  • FRAN 406 Studies in Translation
  • FRAN 430 Studies in French Literatures and Culture before 1800
  • FRAN 431 Medieval Literature
  • FRAN 434 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre
  • FRAN 435 Renaissance Poetry
  • FRAN 436 Renaissance Prose
  • FRAN 385 French Syntax and Semantics
  • FRAN 400 Advanced Studies in French Linguistics
  • FRAN 443 Representations of 17th-Century French Society
  • FRAN 444 18th Century French Literature and Culture
  • FRAN 446 The Englightenment
  • FRAN 450 Studies in French Literature and Culture after 1800
  • FRAN 452 French Romanticism
  • FRAN 453 Decadence and Symbolism
  • FRAN 456 20th-Century French Theatre
  • FRAN 457 Breaking New Ground after Existentialism
  • FRAN 470 Studies in Culture, Literature or Language of the French-speaking World


Eligible courses in Geography:

  • GEOG 211 Political and Economic Geography (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • GEOG 218 Social and Cultural Geography (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • GEOG 314 Global Environment and Human Response
  • GEOG 347B Geographies of Development
  • GEOG 386 Contemporary Geopolitics
  • GEOG 388 Regional Studies (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • GEOG 391 The Anthropocene (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • GEOG 406 Sustainable Cities

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Eligible courses in Germanic Studies and Slavic Studies:

  • GMST 100 Introduction to Germanic Studies
  • GMST 101 Beginning German I
  • GMST 102 Beginning German II
  • GMST 105 Business German
  • GMST 201 Intermediate German I
  • GMST 202 Intermediate German II
  • GMST 300 German Cultural Studies
  • GMST 301 Advanced German I
  • GMST 302 Advanced German II
  • GMST 350 A Short History of German Film
  • GMST 351 The New German Cinema
  • GMST 352  Recent Film
  • GMST 353  Literature and Film of the Holocaust and “Third Reich”
  • GMST 355  German Expressionism (1910-1933)
  • GMST 362 The Two Germanies
  • GMST 365 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
  • GMST 401  Topics in Popular Culture (in German)
  • GMST 402  Film (in German)
  • GMST 405 Reading, Grammar and Translation
  • GMST 450  Major Filmmakers
  • GMST 452 Representations of Nazism in Contemporary Film and Visual Culture
  • GMST 453  After-Images of the Holocaust in Text and Film
  • GMST 454  A Cultural History of Vampires in Literature and Film
  • GMST 455  German Visual Culture
  • GMST 460 Multi-Cultural and Transnational Studies
  • GMST 461 Metropolis Berlin
  • GMST 465  Adorno, Benjamin and Frankfurt School Critical Theory
  • GMST 480  Major Writers
  • GMST 481 The Age of Goethe and Romanticism
  • GMST 488 Performing German Drama
  • GMST 489 (3.0 units) I-witness Field School


Greek and Roman Studies

Eligible courses in Greek and Roman Studies:

  • GREE 101 Introductory Ancient Greek I
  • GREE 102 Introductory Ancient Greek II
  • GREE 201 Advanced Greek Grammar
  • GREE 301 Greek Epic
  • GREE 302 Greek Tragedy
  • GREE 303 Greek Historians
  • GREE 304 Plato
  • GREE 306 Greek Comedy
  • GREE 310 Koine Greek
  • GREE 481 Seminar in Greek Literature


  • GRS 300 Heroes and Heroines in Action in Ancient Greek Epics
  • GRS 314 Age of Nero
  • GRS 315 Age of Augustus
  • GRS 316 Pirates and Passion in Greek and Roman Novels and Romances
  • GRS 316 Greek and Roman Novels and Romances
  • GRS 320 Greek Tragedy
  • GRS 323 Ancient Comedy and Satire
  • GRS 325A Topics in Greek Literature
  • GRS 325B Topics in Roman Literature
  • GRS 326 Topics in Greek and Roman Civilization
  • GRS 328 Myth and Theory
  • GRS 331 Greek History from the Bronze Age to Alexander
  • GRS 332 Social and Economic History of Greece
  • GRS 333 Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
  • GRS 335: Women in the Greek and Roman World
  • GRS 336 Democracy in the Ancient Mediterranean and its Legacy
  • GRS 337 Herodotus and Greek Ethnography
  • GRS 341 Rome's Empire
  • GRS 342 Roman Daily Life
  • GRS 344 The Fall of the Roman Republic
  • GRS 348 The City of Rome
  • GRS 349 Jews and Christians in the Roman World
  • GRS 350 Late Antiquity
  • GRS 361 Aegean Bronze Age
  • GRS 371 Greek Art and Archaeology
  • GRS 372 Roman Art and Archaeology
  • GRS 374 Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • GRS 376: Ancient Technology
  • GRS 377 Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
  • GRS 379 Early Greek Thought
  • GRS 380 The Life and Times of Socrates
  • GRS 381 Greek and Roman Religion
  • GRS 432 The Ancient Economy
  • GRS 442 Roman Law and Society
  • GRS 443 The Athenian Empire
  • GRS 461 Greece and the Near East
  • GRS 462 Archaeology of Athens
  • GRS 480A Seminar in Greek History
  • GRS 480C Seminar in Roman History
  • GRS 482A Seminar in Greek Archaeology
  • GRS 482B Seminar in Roman Archaeology
  • GRS 493 Directed Study in Greek or Roman Civilization
  • GRS 495 Practicum in Archaeology 


Eligible courses in History:

  • HSTR 300A The Backpacker's Guide to European History
  • HSTR 312 Tudor-Stuart England
  • HSTR 313A Britain's Rise to World Power, 1689-1837
  • HSTR 313B English Society, 1689-1837
  • HSTR 314A Becoming the Victorians, Britain 1789-1851
  • HSTR 314B The Victorians to the Great War, Britain 1851-1914
  • HSTR 315A Britain's Short Twentieth Century 1901-1951
  • HSTR 315B Modern Britain 1951-the present
  • HSTR 316A Death and the Afterlife in England, 1200-1750
  • HSTR 316B Death and the Afterlife in England, 1750 to the Present
  • HSTR 318 The Bloody Code: Crime in England, 1660-1800
  • HSTR 320A The British Monarchy since 1689
  • HSTR 320B Homicide in Modern Britain
  • HSTR 320C Bloodfeud, Politics and Culture in the Celtic World, 1485-1746
  • HSTR 336A Topics in Medieval Europe
  • HSTR 337A The Birth of the Renaissance
  • HSTR 337B Reformation and Reformation and Religious War in Europe
  • HSTR 340 Topics in European History
  • HSTR 340A Terror, Security and Military Intervention in Europe
  • HSTR 340B Migration and Ethnic Tension in Post-1945 Europe
  • HSTR 342A Europe from Louis XIV to the French Revolution
  • HSTR 342B Revolutionary and Napoleonic Europe, 1789-1815
  • HSTR 324C Democracy, War and Nation Building in Europe, 1814-1914
  • HSTR 344A The First World War
  • HSTR 344B The Second World War and the Recovery of Western Europe
  • HSTR 345 The Eastern Front in the First and Second World Wars
  • HSTR 346 France from the Renaissance to Louis XIV
  • HSTR 347A Reaction, Reform and Revolution in France, 1814-1914
  • HSTR 347B Decline and Renewal of France, 1814-1914
  • HSTR 349 Hitler in History
  • HSTR 350A Imperial Germany
  • HSTR 350B Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • HSTR 350C Germany After 1945
  • HSTR 351 Imperial Russia, 1689-1917
  • HSTR 352 The Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1917-2000
  • HSTR 353 Modern Ukraine and Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
  • HSTR 355 Epidemics and Public Health in Modern History
  • HSTSR 370A Intersections of Law and Religion from Ancient to Current Worlds
  • HSTR Topics in the Historical Study of Peace and War (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • HSTR 383C War and Society, 1945 – present
  • HSTR 385 Topics in Social and Cultural History (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • HSTR 385A Witchcraft and its Persecution in the Early Modern Atlantic World
  • HSTR 385D Pirates and Piracy Since 1500
  • HSTR 412A Crime and Criminality in Medieval England
  • HSTR 414 Seminar in 17th-century England
  • HSTR 415 War and Social Change in England During the Two World Wars
  • HSTR 416 Mass Media and British Politics and Society, 1896-1956
  • HSTR 420 Seminar in British History
  • HSTR 436 Seminar in Medieval Europe
  • HSTR 436F Individual, Family and Community in Medieval Society
  • HSTR 436L Lawyers, Writing and the Medieval Formation of the West
  • HSTR 436W Medieval Foundations of the Western Legal Tradition
  • HSTR 440 Seminar in European History
  • HSTR 442 Criminality and Violence in Europe, 1400-1800
  • HSTR 444 Early Modern French Cultural History
  • HSTR 445A Scandals and Political Culture in France, 1785-1870
  • HSTR 445B Scandals and Political Culture in France, 1870-2000
  • HSTR 447 Seminar in Russian and Eastern European History
  • HSTR 450 The Holocaust
  • HSTR 451 Seminar in Russian and Eastern European History
  • HSTR 460 Seminar in World History (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • HSTR 471 Seminar in Thematic and Comparative History (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • HSTR 482 Seminar in peace and War Studies (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • HSTR 485 Seminar in Social and Cultural History (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)


Eligible courses in Italian:

  • ITAL 100A Beginners’ Italian I
  • ITAL 100B Beginners’ Italian II
  • ITAL 149 Beginners’ Italian
  • ITAL 250A Review of Grammar and Conversation I
  • ITAL 250B Review of Grammar and Conversation II
  • ITAL 265 Introductory Written Italian
  • ITAL 300 Italian for Reading Knowledge
  • ITAL 304 Rome, the Eternal City (in English)
  • ITAL 306 Italian Culture (in English)
  • ITAL 350 Advanced Italian Grammar
  • ITAL 351 Advanced Italian Language
  • ITAL 373 The Birth of the Renaissance (in English)
  • ITAL 378 From Mussolini to Berlusconi and Beyond (in English)
  • ITAL 379 Female Beauty in Italian Culture (in English)
  • ITAL 470 Dante's Divine Comedy
  • ITAL 472A Boccaccio's Decameron (in English)
  • ITAL 478 Topics in Modern Italian Literature (in English)
  • ITAL 479A Women in the Hispanic and Italian World
  • ITAL 485 Topics in Italian Film (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • ITAL 495 Directed Reading Course


Eligible courses in Latin:

  • LATI 101 Introductory Latin I
  • LATI 102 Introductory Latin II
  • LATI 201 Advanced Latin Grammar
  • LATI 301 Vergil
  • LATI 306 Horace
  • LATI 307 Historian of the Republic
  • LATI 308 Cicero
  • LATI 309 Ovid
  • LATI 310 Roman Love Poetry
  • LATI 350 Medieval Latin

Medieval Studies

Eligible courses in Medieval Studies:

  • MEDI 303 The Medieval World
  • MEDI 304 Medieval Studies (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • MEDI 360 Selected Topics in Medieval Culture (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • MEDI 401 Seminar in Medieval Culture (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • MEDI 402 Cross-Cultural Encounters and Exchanges (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • MEDI 442 Common Grounds in European Medieval Literature
  • MEDI 451 Reading, Writing and the Book in the Medieval World
  • MEDI 452 Special Topics in Medieval Manuscript Studies

Mediterranean Studies

Eligible courses in Mediterranean Studies:

  • MEST 300 Unity and Diversity in the Mediterranean (in English)
  • MEST 308 Fascism and Authoritarianism in the Mediterranean (in English)
  • MEST 310 The Portrayal of the Family in Mediterranean Culture (in English)


Eligible courses in Music:

  • MUS 322 A Composer's Style and Music
  • MUS 323 Forms and Genres in Music
  • MUS 391 Cross-Cultural and Historical Topics in Music
  • MUS 421 Selected Topics in Music History (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)


Eligible courses in Philosophy:

  • PHIL 314 19th-Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 316 History of Analytic Philosophy
  • PHIL 301 Plato
  • PHIL 303 Aristotle
  • PHIL 305A Early Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 305B Later Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 306 The Rationalists
  • PHIL 308 The Empiricists
  • PHIL 309 Kant
  • PHIL 311 Existentialist Thinkers
  • PHIL 379 Early Greek Thought
  • PHIL 383 The Life and Times of Socrates

Political Science

Eligible courses in Political Science:

  • POLI 336 The Modern State
  • POLI 311 Governments and Politics in Europe
  • POLI 319 Issues in Comparative Politics (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • POLI 349 Issues in International Politics (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • POLI 379 Topics in Contemporary European Politics
  • POLI 414 Politics in the European Union (seminar course)

Slavic Studies

Elibible course in Slavic Studies:


  • SLST 100 Introduction to Russian Society and Culture
  • SLST 101 Beginning Russian I
  • SLST 102 Beginning Russian II
  • SLST 111 Beginning Ukrainian I
  • SLST 112 Beginning Ukrainian II
  • SLST 201 Intermediate Russian I
  • SLST 202 Intermediate Russian II
  • SLST 203 Pronunciation and Colloquial Russian
  • SLST 300 Slavic Cultural Studies
  • SLST 301 Advanced Russian
  • SLST 303 Russian Popular Culture (in Russian)
  • SLST 345 The Eastern Front in the First and Second World Wars
  • SLST 350 Introduction to Russian Film
  • SLST 360 Major Figures of Russian Culture and History
  • SLST 361 Imperial Russia, 1689-1917
  • SLST 362 The Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1917-2000
  • SLST 363 Modern Ukraine and Russian-Ukrainian Conflict
  • SLST 364 Eastern Europe Through Western Eyes
  • SLST 365 Stalinism
  • SLST 401 Advanced Russian Practice
  • SLST 403 Topics in Russian Culture, Literature, Film (in Russian)
  • SLST 450 Cold War on Film
  • SLST 451 Stalinist Cinema
  • SLST 452 Fantasy and Science Fiction in Russia
  • SLST 460 History and Memory in Eastern European Cultures
  • SLST 480 Tolstoy and the Age of Anna Karenina
  • SLST 481 Existence and Anxiety in Dostoevsky
  • SLST 461 Putin’s Russia


Eligible courses in Spanish:

  • SPAN 100A Beginners’ Spanish I
  • SPAN 100B Beginners’ Spanish II
  • SPAN 149 Beginners’ Spanish
  • SPAN 249 Review of Grammar and Conversation
  • SPAN 250A Review of Grammar and Conversation I
  • SPAN 250B Review of Grammar and Conversation II
  • SPAN 255 Communicating in Spanish
  • SPAN 265 Introductory Written Spanish (Study Abroad Program)
  • SPAN 275 Introductory Written Spanish
  • SPAN 280 Spanish Immersion
  • SPAN 249 Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 250A Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 250B Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 265 Introductory Written Spanish (Study Abroad Program)
  • SPAN 280 Spanish Immersion
  • SPAN 249 Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 250A Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 250B Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 265 Introductory Written Spanish (Study Abroad Program)
  • SPAN 270 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 280 Spanish Immersion
  • SPAN 305 Upper Intermediate Topics in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 308A Spanish Culture (in English)
  • SPAN 340 Spanish Immersion Literature
  • SPAN 350A Upper Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 350B Upper Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 355 Communicating in Spanish
  • SPAN 391 Hispanic Literature II
  • SPAN 408A Advanced Topics in Spanish Culture
  • SPAN 417 Global Perspective in the Spanish-Speaking World
  • SPAN 450A Advanced Spanish I
  • SPAN 450B Advanced Spanish II
  • SPAN 460 Hispanic Poetry
  • SPAN 469 Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures
  • SPAN 470 Medieval Literature
  • SPAN 472 Cervantes' Don Quixote
  • SPAN 473 Spanish Golden Age Literature
  • SPAN 478 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 479A Women in the Hispanic and Italian World
  • SPAN 487 Spain in the Pacific Northwest
  • SPAN 490A History of the Spanish Language


Eligible courses in Theatre:

  • THEA 309A History of Opera to the Late 19th Century
  • THEA 309B Modern Opera
  • THEA 310 Seminar in Theatre History I (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • THEA 311 Seminar in Theatre History II (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • THEA 314 Studies in Theatre of the Ancient World
  • THEA 315 Studies in Medieval Theatre
  • THEA 316 Studies in Theatre of the Enlightenment
  • THEA 317 Studies in 19th-Century Theatre
  • THEA 319 Theatre of the Renaissance in Italy, France and England
  • THEA 391 Directed Studies in the History of Drama (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • THEA 410 Seminar in Theatre History III (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)
  • THEA 411 Seminar in Theatre History IV (if sufficiently related to European History or Culture)