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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

European Studies Program

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Program Coordinator

Cora A. Granata (History)

Program Office/Website

Humanities 815F

Participating Faculty

Renae Bredin (Women’s Studies), Gayle Brunelle (History), Jochen Burgtorf (History), Angela Della Volpe (College of HSS), Nancy Fitch (History), Juan Carlos Gallego (Modern Languages and Literatures), Joe Gonzalez (Liberal Studies), Cora A. Granata (History), Ben Hubbard (Comparative Religion), Irene Lange (International Business), Paul Levesque (Comparative Religion), Wayne Engstrom (Geography), Robert McLain (History), Valerie O’Regan (Political Science), Susan Parman (Anthropology), Kenneth Ravissa (Kinesiology), Jared Rubin (Economics), Lynn Sargeant (History), Alexei Shevchenko (Political Science), Bogdan Suceava (Mathematics), Steve Walk (Kinesiology), Larry Ward (Communications), most regular faculty members in the Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, most regular faculty members in Modern Languages and Literatures who specialize in European languages, and most regular faculty members in the Philosophy Department.


European Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Europe. This gives students the opportunity to explore a dynamic, multicultural world region without being confined to the perspective of one discipline. The program provides broad historical background in the political, economic, social and cultural compositio of today’s Europe, while setting the study of Europe within a global context. This depth of study allows students to discern and gain insights from multiple disciplines that are most beneficial to their career goals. This is an ideal program for student whose interests and career objectives are in areas such as business, journalism, entertainment, government service, law or education, as well as those who plan to study some aspect of the European experience at the graduate level. It would also be a good choice for students seeking teaching credentials.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and student learning outcomes apply to students pursuing the B.A. in European Studies:


  • Understand holistically the historical development of European politics, economics, society, and culture

Cultural diversity in Europe

  • Recognize and analyze the contributions of cultural diversity to Europe’s past and present

Europe in a Global Context

  • Relate European regional developments to the global forces shaping developments in other world regions


  • Identify the particular approaches of specific academic disciplines that study Europe
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of specific disciplinary approaches to regional studies
  • Synthesize from across the humanities and social sciences the multiple disciplinary approaches to the regional study of Europe

Effective Written and Oral Communication

  • Communicate both in writing and orally in a stylistically and grammatically correct manner in order to articulate the information learned in the program

Critical Thinking

  • Think critically and comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information from a variety of primary and secondary sources, including written sources, images, and film

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ArtsNon-Degree


      European Studies

      Courses are designated as EUST in the class schedule.

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