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Course Track: Culture and Religion/Philosophy

European Studies


This electives path is suggested for students who are interested in and plan careers in education in European languages or other aspect of European life and those who are considering graduate study of some aspect of Europe.  This path emphasizes the ever evolving and sometimes contentious aspects of European culture and thought.   Students will learn about the philosophical and religious groundings of Europe and how Europeans have conceptualized and defined themselves by such categories race, gender, religion, and class.

2500  Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art
2520  Northern Renaissance
2530  Italian Renaissance
2540  Baroque Art
2550  Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art
2560  Modern Art
2580  Women artists
2590  Topics in World Art as appropriate
2750  Poetry, Painting, and Paris

Classical Studies:
2000  Roman Legacy
2050  Greek Legacy
3000  Myth
3100  Greek Tragedy
3200  The Classical Epic
3300  Classical Art and Archaeology
3400  Women in Antiquity
3500  Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
3700  Greek and Roman Religion

2010  British Literary History I
2020  British Literary History II
2440:  Poetry, Painting, and Paris
3100  Studies in Medieval Literature
3110  Studies in Renaissance Literature
3120  Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
3130  Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
3200  Special Topics in Literary History as appropriate
3300  Chaucer
3310  Shakespeare and the Play of Genre
3320  Milton
3330  Shakespeare and the Play of Culture
3340  Special Studies in Shakespeare:  Shakespeare, and the Play of History
3350  Authorial Studies as appropriate

2310:  Ancient European History
2350:  European Civilization Since 1789
3300  Topics in European Culture and History
3210  Britain and the World 1688 to 1914
3220  Britain and the World 1914 to the Present
3340  The French Revolution and Napoleon
3350  History of Modern France
3360  European Women's and Gender History
3370  Art and Power in Europe
3530  Renaissance and Reformation
3540  Early Modern Europe
4800 - 4802  Directed Study as appropriate

Modern Languages:
European Studies majors must take 3 courses beyond the B.A. language requirement in a modern European language in which they satisfy that requirement.  European Studies minors must take 2 courses beyond the B.A. language requirement in 1 of the 2 modern European languages in which they satisfy that requirement.  These courses do not count as electives; rather, they meet the language component requirement of the European Studies major/minor.  The following courses will be of particular interest to European Studies majors and minors in satisfying that requirement:

2110  Contemporary (French, Hispanic) Culture
3220  (French, Hispanic) Civilization
Any other 3000-level course in French or Spanish
Any other 4000-level course in French or Spanish

Performing Arts:
2122  The Musical World of the Age of Enlightenment
2132  Women and Music
3112  Romanticism
3142  History of Opera
3000  History and Literature of the Theater I
3010  History and Literature of the Theater II
IDST 2400 Revolution and Romanticism:  The Cult of Genius and the Virtuoso as Hero in Nineteenth-Century Musical Europe

2750  Special Topics as appropriate
Phil 2750.01  Radical 19th Century Thought
3010  History of Philosophy I:  Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
3020  History of Philosophy II:  Modern Philosophy
3040  Ancient Philosophy
3060  Twentieth-Century Philosophy:  Existentialism
3750  Special Topics as appropriate
4750  Special Topics as appropriate

Religious Studies:
3000  Myth
3110  History of Christian Thought
3120  Modern and Contemporary Theology

3850  Archaeology of Greece
3110  Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece
3410  Archaeological Field School
4750  The Archaeology of Empires and Conquest