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European Studies

CAESAR Programs Advising
School of Arts and Humanities
Ridge Walk Academic Complex, Arts and Humanities Building, Room 655

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

The European Studies Minor

The European Studies minor is for students with strong European interests or who plan to study in Europe through Study Abroad Programs, but also those who seek to complement their major with the study of Europe as a political, cultural, and economic entity. To receive a minor in European Studies, a student must complete seven four-unit courses (twenty-eight units), at least five of which must be upper division and taken in at least two different departments. Language courses are not required for this minor, but please note that some upper-division courses may have prerequisites.

Up to two four-unit courses in foreign language can be included in the seven courses required for the minor. These may be lower-division courses.

All courses applied to the minor must receive a letter grade of C– or better.

Upper-division courses may include up to two 198 and 199 courses and up to three courses from Study Abroad Programs with the approval of the program director.

Minors in European Studies are encouraged to study abroad in Europe. Students should consult with the program director before going abroad to determine which courses will be approved for minor credit.


COMM 104E. Comparative Media Systems: Europe


HIEU 109. Blood, Soil, Boundaries: Nationalism in Europe

HIEU 111. Europe in the Middle Ages

HIEU 125. Reformation Europe

HIEU 128. Europe Since 1945

HIEU 130. Europe in the Eighteenth Century

HIEU 136B. European Society and Social Thought, 1870–1989

HIEU 141. European Diplomatic History, 1870–1945

HIEU 142. European Intellectual History, 1780–1870

HIEU 143. European Intellectual History, 1870–1945

HIEU 146. Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945

HIEU 163/263. Special Topics in Medieval History

HIEU 171/271. Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Europe

HIEU 174/274. The Holocaust: A Psychological Approach

HISC 106. The Scientific Revolution

HISC 107. The Emergence of Modern Science


LIFR 1A/1AX. French Conversation/Analysis of French

LIFR 1B/1BX. French Conversation/Analysis of French

LIFR 1C/1CX. French Conversation/Analysis of French

LIFR 1D/1DX. French Conversation/Analysis of French

LIGM 1A/1AX. German Conversation/German Conversation

LIGM 1B/1BX. German Conversation/German Conversation

LIGM 1C/1CX. German Conversation/German Conversation

LIGM 1D/1DX. German Conversation/German Conversation

LIIT 1A/1AX. Italian Conversation/Analysis of Italian

LIIT 1B/1BX. Italian Conversation/Analysis of Italian

LIIT 1C/1CX. Italian Conversation/Analysis of Italian

LIIT 1D/1DX. Italian Conversation/Analysis of Italian

LIPO 1A/1AX. Portuguese Conversation/Analysis of Portuguese

LIPO 1B/1BX. Portuguese Conversation/Analysis of Portuguese

LIPO 1C/1CX. Portuguese Conversation/Analysis of Portuguese

LIPO 1D/1DX. Portuguese Conversation/Analysis of Portuguese

LISP 1A/1AX. Spanish Conversation/Analysis of Spanish

LISP 1B/1BX. Spanish Conversation/Analysis of Spanish

LISP 1C/1CX. Spanish Conversation/Analysis of Spanish

LISP 1D/1DX. Spanish Conversation/Analysis of Spanish

*LIGN 141. Language Structures

*LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics


LTFR 2A. Intermediate French I

LTFR 2B. Intermediate French II

LTFR 2C. Intermediate French III: Composition and Cultural Contexts

LTGM 2A. Intermediate German I

LTGM 2B. Intermediate German II

LTGM 2C. Intermediate German III

LTIT 2A. Intermediate Italian I

LTIT 2B. Intermediate Italian II

LTIT 50. Advanced Italian

LTSP 2A. Intermediate Spanish I: Foundations

LTSP 2B. Intermediate Spanish II: Readings and Composition

LTSP 2C. Intermediate Spanish III: Cultural Topics and Composition

LTEU 139. Marx/Nietzsche/Freud

LTEU 140. Italian Literature in Translation

LTTH 115. Introduction to Critical Theory


MUS 4. Introduction to Western Music

MUS 112. Topics in European Music Before 1750

MUS 113. Topics in Classic, Romantic, and Modern Music

*MUS 114. Music of the Twentieth Century

*MUS 115. Women in Music

MUS 120A-B-C. History of Music in Western Culture (I-II-III)


PHIL 13. Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

PHIL 14. Introduction to Philosophy: The Nature of Reality

PHIL 15. Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Its Limits

PHIL 31. Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 32. Philosophy and the Rise of Modern Science

PHIL 33. Philosophy between Reason and Despair

PHIL 102. Hellenistic Philosophy

PHIL 105. Topics in Early Modern Philosophy

PHIL 108. Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

*PHIL 145. Philosophy of Science

*PHIL 146. Philosophy of Physics

PHIL 161. Topics in the History of Ethics

PHIL 166. Classics in Political Philosophy

PHIL 167. Contemporary Political Philosophy

PHIL 169. Feminism and Philosophy

*PHIL 170. Philosophy and Race

PHIL 175. Aesthetics

*PHIL 177. Philosophy and Literature

PHIL 180. Phenomenology

PHIL 181. Existentialism

PHIL 183. Topics in Continental Philosophy

Political Science

POLI 110A. Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato to Augustine

POLI 110B. Sovereigns, Subjects, and the Modern State: Political Thought from Machiavelli to Rousseau

POLI 110C. Revolution and Reaction: Political Thought from Kant to Nietzsche

POLI 110DA. Freedom and Discipline: Political Thought in the Twentieth Century

POLI 120A. Political Development of Western Europe

POLI 126AA. Fundamentals of Political Economy: Modern Capitalism

POLI 126AB. Politics and Economics in Eastern Europe

Religion, Study of

*RELI 131. Topics in Religion and Sexuality

*RELI 132. Topics in Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy

*RELI 141. Public Sphere and Religion

*RELI 142. Secularization and Religion

*RELI 188. Special Topics in Religion

*RELI 189. Seminar in Religion


SOCI 20. Social Change in the Modern World

SOCI 100. Classical Sociological Theory

SOCI 106. Comparative and Historical Methods

SOCI 106M. Holocaust Diaries

SOCI 177. International Terrorism

SOCI 178. The Holocaust

Theatre and Dance

*TDHT 101. Topics in Dramatic Literature and Theatre History

Visual Arts

VIS 20. Introduction to Art History

VIS 22. Formations of Modern Art

VIS 84. History of Film

VIS 113AN. History of Criticism I: Early Modern

VIS 113BN. History of Criticism II: Early Twentieth Century (1900–1950)

VIS 113CN. History of Criticism III: Contemporary (1950–Present)

VIS 120C. Late Antique Art

VIS 121AN. Art and Experience in the Middle Ages

VIS 121B. Church and Mosque: Medieval Art and Architecture between Christianity and Islam

VIS 121C. Art and Bible in the Middle Ages: Sign and Design

VIS 122AN. Renaissance Art

VIS 122CN. Leonardo da Vinci in Context

VIS 125A. Twentieth-Century Art

*VIS 151. History of the Experimental Film

*VIS 158. Histories of Photography