The B.A. in Continental European Studies prepares undergraduate students as Europeanists; accordingly, it gives students a focused knowledge of the history and political institutions of a particular European country (e.g., Italy) in a general European context, together with the linguistic skills required to engage in a rigorous program of research or graduate level studies in the target country and to discharge their future professional responsibilities competently and successfully. Students will acquire a unique cultural perspective of the target country, combining several disciplines into a sharply defined major.

Students enrolled in this program will enhance their knowledge and their experience with the civilization of the country they propose to study, and provide themselves with the tools they will need in such future undertakings as graduate school, government or other international agencies, international law, or commercial enterprises with an international orientation.

Study abroad is strongly recommended for students in this program.

Forty five credits as indicated below                                                                45

Foreign Languages and Literatures

12 credit hours of work at the 200 level and above in a European foreign language (French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish), as follows:

FL 211 or 212 (in Spanish, SPAN 201)                                                               3
FL 2xx or 3xx                                                                                                       3
FL 3xx (continental literature)                                                                              3
FL 3xx or 4xx (continental)                                                                                  3

12 credit hours of work in History courses as follows:

HTST 101 or 102                                                                                                 3
HIST 2xx or 3xx or 4xx                                                                                        3
HIST 3xx or 4xx                                                                                                   3
HIST 3xx or 4xx                                                                                                   3

The 200 , 300 , and 400 level courses will be drawn from courses such as the following, depending on the student's specialization:

                HIST 210, 241, 245, 250
                HIST 339, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 350, 351,
                          352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359
                HIST 4xx, with the prior approval of the advisor

Political Science and International Relations
12 credit hours of work in Political Science courses, as follows:

                POSC 270                                                                                             3
                POSC 310 or 372                                                                                  3
                POSC 432 or 441 or 442 or topics courses at the 300 or 400 level
                with European content, as approved by the program advisor                 6

Related Courses
Nine credits of work in any combination of courses in the foreign language,
History, Political Science, or in related fields (such as Art History,Geography,
Music, Philosophy), all with the prior consent of the student's advisor. The
Honors thesis or Degree with Distinction thesis can be included in this