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The purpose of the curriculum in European Studies is to prepare students to pursue careers requiring an understanding of all the forces, both material and cultural, contemporary and historical, that are shaping Europe today, in the transitions involved in the post-Soviet era and the movement toward greater political, economic, and cultural integration among the various nations of Europe, West, East, North, and South. One of the main goals of the program is to equip its graduates to work with primary sources in a European language, beginning with substantive study of such sources in regular coursework and in the capstone seminar.
Depending on the particular nature of their interests, students should be able to pursue European Studies either as an area concentration for its own sake or as a supplement to the development of particular expertise in a related discipline by combining this with the other discipline as a double major. Students also may choose to focus their coursework, within the major on Hellenic Studies, the European Union, or Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies. European Studies courses are offered by faculty in the following departments and programs: Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, Comparative Religion, Drama, Economics, English, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, Geography, Germanics, History, International Studies, Political Science, Public Affairs, Romance Languages and Literature, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Languages and Literature, and Sociology.
-Christine Ingebritsen, Chair
Any undergraduate admitted for study as a matriculated student in the College of Arts and Sciences may declare European Studies as a major and work toward the B.A. degree.
The foreign language requirement has two phases:
A core sequence of 20 credits, to include:
One regular academic quarter (at least 9-10 weeks, 10 credits minimum) of study in Europe, normally in the junior year.
Electives 15 credits - See European Studies Program Guide
Senior Seminar or Thesis Seminar
JSIS A 494, Senior Seminar or JSIS A 495, Thesis Seminar (5 credits)
Students should first discuss this requirement with a European Studies adviser in the Jackson School Office of Student Services, Thomson 111.
Proposals for permission to pursue the JSIS A 495 Thesis Seminar will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
A maximum of 15 credits that are used to fulfill minimum requirements of any other UW major can be counted in this major.
Two years of a continental European language; 15-credit core sequence (JSIS A 301, JSIS 201, and a survey course on modern Europe); 10 credits of approved elective coursework in European society and culture.
For a full program description including a list of electives. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
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