Mar 30, 2023
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The Bachelor of Arts in European Studies requires 39 units in the major, including a required set of core courses (15 units) and an elective component (24 units). At least 12 but not more than 15 units in the elective component must be drawn from one of the five advisement tracks: (1) European Culture, Religion and Philosophy; (2) European Fine Arts and Literatures; (3) European History, Politics and Society; (4) Communications, Business and Economics in Europe; and (5) Thematic Plan in European Studies.
Required Core Courses (15 units)
Introduction to European Studies (3 units)
Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)
European Studies does not offer its own upper-division writing course. Instead, students take an approved writing course in one of the program’s constituent departments. For a European Studies major with a declared minor, the writing course in that minor will satisfy this requirement. For double majors, the writing requirement will be satisfied by taking the writing course in the second major.
European Studies Senior Colloquium (3 units)
Upper-Division Elective Courses (24 units)
Established department prerequisites for courses in the advisement tracks will not be waived for European Studies students. Special topics, variable topics, and new courses, when such courses deal in some significant way with the European experience, may be approved for European Studies credit at the discretion of the Program Coordinator.
Advisement Tracks are designed to help students in their career and educational planning. The tracks represent concentrations within the field of European Studies. While students gain their core knowledge of the category “Europe” by taking the European Studies Core Requirements, the advisement tracks allow students to develop further specialization in one of five central aspects of the European experience.
At least 12 units, but no more than 15, must be drawn from one of the advisement tracks. Students complete the remaining 9-12 units of upper-division electives from the other advisement tracks.
Optional European Language, Study Abroad or Internship Study Plan (6 units)
Students wishing to pursue this study plan may replace six units of upper-division electives with one of the following:
Six units of upper-division European language coursework
Six units of upper-division European language coursework. With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students wishing to pursue European languages other than those offered at CSUF may satisfy these requirements by enrolling in comparable courses at other CSU or UC campuses or by transferring credits from other accredited language programs.
Composition and Grammar (3 units)
Upper-division specialty course (3 units)
Upper-division specialty course (3 units), selected from the Modern Languages and Literatures courses listed in the student’s advisement track;
Six units of adviser-approved upper-division study abroad coursework
Six units of adviser-approved internship coursework
Six units of adviser-approved internship coursework (EUST 495 ) in Europe or the United States in a European-related professional field.
Advisement Track One - European Culture, Religion and Philosophy (12-15 units)
This track is particularly useful for students whose career objectives are in education, as well as those who plan to study some aspect of the European experience at the graduate level. Students choosing Advisement Track One gain expertise in the changing, contested definitions of European cultural identity. They have the opportunity to examine further the philosophical and religious underpinnings of European culture and to explore how Europeans have defined cultural insiders and outsiders based on ethnicity, race, religion, class and gender.
Advisement Track Two - European Fine Arts and Literature (12-15 units)
This track is particularly useful for students whose career objectives are in the fine arts, entertainment, as well as those who plan to study some aspect of the European experience at the graduate level. Students choosing Advisement Track Two gain expertise in the production and analysis of high cultural artifacts in art, literature, music, oratory, and theatre. This track also allows students to examine the works of cultural minorities and women in fine arts and literature.
Advisement Track Three - European History, Politics and Society (12-15 units)
This track is particularly useful for students whose career objectives are in government service, law, as well as those who plan to study some aspect of the European experience at the graduate level. Students choosing Advisement Track Three gain further expertise in the historical evolution of European political institutions and social relations. This track also allows students to examine European ethnic, gender, and class relations from historical, political and sociological perspectives.
Advisement Track Four - Communications, Business and Economics in Europe (12-15 units)
This track is particularly useful for students whose career objectives are in business, journalism, as well as those who plan to study some aspect of the European experience at the graduate level. Students choosing Advisement Track Four develop further expertise in the changing impact of European economic integration on global trade, communications and finance.
Advisement Track Five - Thematic Plan in European Studies (12-15 units)
This track is useful for students with specialized individual career goals or those with career plans in education. Students must develop their thematic plan in conjunction with the Program Coordinator to insure that their course of study meets European Studies learning goals.
Individualized plan of study to be developed in conjunction with European Studies Program Coordinator.
Open to Liberal Studies students only. Individualized plan of study to be developed in conjunction with Liberal Studies adviser and European Studies Program Coordinator.
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