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The European Studies Program, in cooperation with the Center for European Studies, the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence (JMEUCE), and the DAAD Center for German and European Studies (CGES), promotes knowledge and understanding of Europe both on and off campus. Established in 1968, the program provides integrated interdisciplinary studies on contemporary Europe for both undergraduate and graduate students. The program brings together scholars on campus interested in different aspects of Europe to discuss topics of mutual interest. More than thirty departments offer courses on Europe (excluding language courses), providing the largest number of courses on any region of the world other than the United States.

Students interested in declaring the undergraduate certificate should contact the Center for European Studies or the undergraduate advisor.

Requirements for the Certificate

Language REQUIREMENT

Students may satisfy the European language requirement by taking college courses, or through high school units. There are two options to complete the requirement—students can either complete:

  1. Four units of a single European language
    or
  2. Three units of one European language and two units of a second European language.
Fourth unit courses:
Courses above fourth semester may be used to satisfy this requirement.
FRENCH 204
GERMAN 204
GERMAN 214
GNS 440
GREEK 306
ITALIAN 204
PORTUG 202
SCAND ST 202
SCAND ST 212
SCAND ST 222
SCAND ST 302
SPANISH 204
SLAVIC 252
SLAVIC 208
SLAVIC 218
Third unit courses:
FRENCH 203
GERMAN 203
GERMAN 213
GNS 439
GREEK 305
ITALIAN 203
PORTUG 201
SCAND ST 201
SCAND ST 211
SCAND ST 221
SPANISH 203
SLAVIC 207
SLAVIC 217
SLAVIC 251
Second unit courses:
FRENCH 102
GERMAN 102
GERMAN 112
GNS 340
GREEK 104
GREEK 304
ITALIAN 102
PORTUG 102
SCAND ST 102
SCAND ST 112
SCAND ST 122
SCAND ST 132
SPANISH 102
SLAVIC 116
SLAVIC 112
SLAVIC 142

European AREA Studies REQUIREMENT

Seven courses and 21 credits, with courses being taken in at least two subjects, and distributed in one of two ways:

  1. Option 1: Seven courses on Europe as a whole:  focusing on topics such as the European Union, European history, or European literature.
  2. Option 2: Seven courses distributed across three or more regional/national areas. (Students may use Europe as a whole courses in partial fulfillment of this option combined with courses on two other regional/national areas).

OPTION 1: Europe as a Whole

SEVEN courses from at least two SUBJECTS:21
ANTHRO 309
ANTHRO 606
ART HIST 318
ART HIST 332
ART HIST 350
ART HIST 351
ART HIST 355
ART HIST 415
ART HIST 515
ART HIST 535
ART HIST 555
ART HIST 556
C&E SOC 230
COM ARTS 352
COM ARTS 360
COM ARTS 370
COMP LIT 201
COMP LIT 370
DS 355
DS 421
ECON 364
ECON 464
ECON 467
ED POL 107
ED POL 237
ED POL 240
ED POL 260
ED POL 335
ED POL 478
ED POL 675
GEN&WS 250
GEN&WS 477
GEOG 305
GEOG 318
GEOG 340
GEOG 349
GEOG 506
GEOG 510
HISTORY 107
HISTORY 115
HISTORY 118
HISTORY 119
HISTORY 120
HISTORY 208
HISTORY 209
HISTORY 212
HISTORY 220
HISTORY 223
HISTORY 224
HISTORY 269
HISTORY 271
HISTORY 309
HISTORY 318
HISTORY 323
HISTORY 324
HISTORY 328
HISTORY 330
HISTORY 334
HISTORY 346
HISTORY 350
HISTORY 351
HISTORY 352
HISTORY 357
HISTORY 359
HISTORY 366
HISTORY 374
HISTORY 392
HISTORY 403
HISTORY 411
HISTORY 424
HISTORY 426
HISTORY 434
HISTORY 469
HISTORY 474
HISTORY 475
HISTORY 478
HISTORY 514
HISTORY 518
HISTORY 525
HISTORY 543
HISTORY 550
HISTORY 650
HIST SCI 201
HIST SCI 202
HIST SCI 203
HIST SCI 222
HIST SCI 230
HIST SCI 284
HIST SCI 322
HIST SCI 323
HIST SCI 324
HIST SCI 325
HIST SCI 331
HIST SCI 333
HIST SCI 337
HIST SCI 339
HIST SCI 343
HIST SCI 353
HIST SCI 401
HIST SCI 507
HIST SCI 512
HIST SCI 543
HIST SCI 553
HIST SCI 622
HIST SCI 623
HIST SCI 637
ILS 201
ILS 202
ILS 203
ILS 204
ILS 205
ILS 206
ILS 234
INTL BUS 200
INTL BUS 320
INTL BUS 403
INTL BUS 420
INTL BUS 430
INTL BUS 445
LITTRANS 235
MARKETNG 420
MATH 473
MED HIST 212
MED HIST 508
MED HIST 562
MEDIEVAL 322
MUSIC 306
MUSIC 317
MUSIC 400
MUSIC 411
MUSIC 412
MUSIC 413
MUSIC 414
MUSIC 415
MUSIC 416
MUSIC 513
PHILOS 432
PHILOS 435
PHILOS 530
PHILOS 549
PHILOS 555
POLI SCI 351
POLI SCI 356
POLI SCI 390
POLI SCI 439
POLI SCI 340
POLI SCI 350
POLI SCI 265
POLI SCI 266
POLI SCI 432
POLI SCI 538
POLI SCI 690
SOC 475
SOC 621
SOC 623
THEATRE 327
THEATRE 420
THEATRE 522

OPTION 2: Three REgions/countries

Seven courses from at least two subjects and from at least three regions/countries

Ancient Europe

Ancient Europe
ART HIST 300
ART HIST 301
ART HIST 302
ART HIST 304
ART HIST 310
ART HIST 405
ART HIST 505
CLASSICS 300
CLASSICS 304
CLASSICS 320
CLASSICS 322
CLASSICS 350
CLASSICS 351
CLASSICS 370
CLASSICS 371
CLASSICS 372
CLASSICS 373
CLASSICS 376
CLASSICS 430
CLASSICS 517
CLASSICS 561
CLASSICS 591
COM ARTS 570
GEN&WS 351
GREEK 401
GREEK 510
GREEK 511
GREEK 512
GREEK 520
GREEK 521
GREEK 532
GREEK 551
GREEK 560
HISTORY 110
HISTORY 111
HISTORY 112
HISTORY 303
HISTORY 313
HISTORY 517
HIST SCI 561
LATIN 204
LATIN 301
LATIN 302
LATIN 515
LATIN 519
LATIN 520
LATIN 521
LATIN 522
LATIN 523
LATIN 524
LATIN 539
LATIN 549
LATIN 559
MED HIST 561
PHILOS 430
PHILOS 454
PHILOS 464

Balkans

Balkans
LITTRANS 454
LITTRANS 455
SLAVIC 342
SLAVIC 449
SLAVIC 454

Belgium

Belgium Used for Brussels Study Abroad courses

Central Europe

Central Europe Also used for Central European Study Abroad courses
GERMAN 275
LITTRANS 208

Denmark

Denmark
LITTRANS 275
LITTRANS 334
LITTRANS 339
SCAND ST 271
SCAND ST 375
SCAND ST 426
SCAND ST 434
SCAND ST 475

Eastern Europe

GEOG 254
GEOG 318
HISTORY 254
HISTORY 270
HISTORY 424
LITTRANS 207
LITTRANS 229
LITTRANS 241
LITTRANS 247
LITTRANS 269
LITTRANS 329
LITTRANS 423
POLI SCI 254
POLI SCI 659
SLAVIC 242
SLAVIC 245
SLAVIC 254
SLAVIC 444

Europe as a Whole

Please see OPTION 1 Europe as a Whole Course List for approved courses for this category

Finland

Finland
FOLKLORE 347
FOLKLORE 443
MEDIEVAL 444
SCAND ST 443
SCAND ST 444

France

France
COM ARTS 455
FRENCH 210
FRENCH 248
FRENCH 313
FRENCH 314
FRENCH 315
FRENCH 321
FRENCH 322
FRENCH 325
FRENCH 347
FRENCH 348
FRENCH 430
FRENCH 431
FRENCH 433
FRENCH 449
FRENCH 451
FRENCH 461
FRENCH 462
FRENCH 465
FRENCH 467
FRENCH 472
FRENCH 550
FRENCH 569
FRENCH 567
FRENCH 568
FRENCH 595
FRENCH 618
FRENCH 626
FRENCH 630
FRENCH 631
FRENCH 633
FRENCH 636
FRENCH 637
FRENCH 639
FRENCH 640
FRENCH 642
FRENCH 645
FRENCH 646
FRENCH 647
FRENCH 653
FRENCH 657
HISTORY 320
HISTORY 348
HISTORY 349
HISTORY 358
INTL BUS 313
INTL BUS 314
INTL BUS 315
LITTRANS 209
LITTRANS 249
LITTRANS 268
LITTRANS 272
LITTRANS 360
PHILOS 440

Germany

Germany
ART HIST 454
COM ARTS 655
CURRIC 515
GEN&WS 270
GERMAN 266
GERMAN 267
GERMAN 269
GERMAN 271
GERMAN 272
GERMAN 275
GERMAN 276
GERMAN 278
GERMAN 303
GERMAN 305
GERMAN 362
GERMAN 367
GERMAN 368
GERMAN 372
GERMAN 385
GERMAN 410
GERMAN 411
GERMAN 510
GERMAN 560
GERMAN 612
GERMAN 632
GERMAN 644
GERMAN 655
GERMAN 677
GERMAN 683
HISTORY 410
LITTRANS 270
LITTRANS 276
LITTRANS 277
PHILOS 433
PHILOS 442
PHILOS 549
POLI SCI 332

Iceland

Iceland
LITTRANS 235
LITTRANS 346
MEDIEVAL 346
MEDIEVAL 409
SCAND ST 409

Ireland

Ireland
ENGL 454
FOLKLORE 517
HISTORY 503

Italy

Italy
ART HIST 320
ART HIST 321
ART HIST 322
ART HIST 323
ART HIST 336
ART HIST 420
ART HIST 425
ART HIST 525
COM ARTS 460
HIST SCI 512
HISTORY 307
HISTORY 333
ITALIAN 210
ITALIAN 230
ITALIAN 310
ITALIAN 321
ITALIAN 322
ITALIAN 350
ITALIAN 450
ITALIAN 452
ITALIAN 460
ITALIAN 365
ITALIAN 550
ITALIAN 601
ITALIAN 621
ITALIAN 622
ITALIAN 623
ITALIAN 631
ITALIAN 632
ITALIAN 636
ITALIAN 637
ITALIAN 641
ITALIAN 651
ITALIAN 659
ITALIAN 671
LITTRANS 213
LITTRANS 253
LITTRANS 254
LITTRANS 255
LITTRANS 256
LITTRANS 260
LITTRANS 365
LITTRANS 410
MEDIEVAL 253

Netherlands

Netherlands
ART HIST 331
ART HIST 332
GERMAN 245
GERMAN 325
GERMAN 377
GERMAN 378
GERMAN 445
GERMAN 625
GERMAN 645
LITTRANS 326

Norway

Norway
LITTRANS 335
SCAND ST 251
SCAND ST 422
THEATRE 335

Poland

Poland
HISTORY 425
LITTRANS 215
LITTRANS 471
LITTRANS 473
SLAVIC 302
SLAVIC 470
SLAVIC 472

Portugal

Portugal
LITTRANS 226
PORTUG 361
PORTUG 411
PORTUG 467

Scandinavia

Scandinavia
FOLKLORE 342
FOLKLORE 345
FOLKLORE 346
FOLKLORE 446
HISTORY 431
HISTORY 432
HISTORY 577
LITTRANS 271
LITTRANS 274
LITTRANS 319
LITTRANS 324
LITTRANS 331
LITTRANS 337
LITTRANS 340
LITTRANS 342
LITTRANS 343
LITTRANS 345
LITTRANS 350
MEDIEVAL 342
MEDIEVAL 345
MEDIEVAL 430
MEDIEVAL 446
SCAND ST 276
SCAND ST 373
SCAND ST 374
SCAND ST 411
SCAND ST 419
SCAND ST 420
SCAND ST 424
SCAND ST 427
SCAND ST 428
SCAND ST 429
SCAND ST 430
SCAND ST 431
SCAND ST 432
SCAND ST 433
SCAND ST 436
SCAND ST 446
SCAND ST 450
SCAND ST 476
SCAND ST 577
SCAND ST 634
SCAND ST 635

Spain

Spain
LITTRANS 252
MEDIEVAL 414
MEDIEVAL 503
MEDIEVAL 504
SPANISH 223
SPANISH 224
SPANISH 322
SPANISH 324
SPANISH 361
SPANISH 414
SPANISH 417
SPANISH 435
SPANISH 451
SPANISH 453
SPANISH 503
SPANISH 504
SPANISH 505
SPANISH 506

Sweden

Sweden
LITTRANS 336
SCAND ST 261
SCAND ST 423
THEATRE 336

Switzerland

Switzerland
FRENCH 568

Turkey

Turkey
HISTORY 313
HISTORY 439
HISTORY 562

United Kingdom

United Kingdom
ART HIST 346
COMP LIT 203
ED POL 622
ENGL 162
ENGL 167
ENGL 219
ENGL 220
ENGL 328
ENGL 331
ENGL 334
ENGL 335
ENGL 336
ENGL 340
ENGL 424
ENGL 425
ENGL 434
ENGL 344
ENGL 345
ENGL 346
ENGL 351
ENGL 353
ENGL 360
ENGL 422
ENGL 423
ENGL 426
ENGL 427
ENGL 430
ENGL 431
ENGL 432
ENGL 433
ENGL 438
ENGL 443
ENGL 444
ENGL 453
ENGL 546
ENGL 575
ENVIR ST 307
FOLKLORE 518
HISTORY 123
HISTORY 124
HISTORY 360
HISTORY 361
HISTORY 367
HISTORY 503
HISTORY 622
MEDIEVAL 423
THEATRE 575

Residence and Quality of Work

  • 2.500 GPA on all courses approved for the Certificate
  • 11 credits in the certificate must be taken in residence

Certificate Completion Requirement

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

  1. (Historical Grounding) understanding the historical, political, and cultural forces and conditions that have given rise to the unity and diversity in the region today.
  2. (Multi-disciplinarity) analyzing contemporary political, economic, and cultural realities in the region from at least two disciplinary perspectives, ideally including humanities, social sciences and sometimes natural science approaches.
  3. (Depth of knowledge) mastering at the undergraduate generalist level a particular facet of life in the region by taking seven courses on three particular sub-regions or countries or by taking seven courses on the region in more than one discipline
  4. (Language knowledge) mastering at undergraduate generalist level a particular facet of life in the region by studying a regional language to the intermediate level.

Advising for the certificate is through the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS). The IRIS assistant director for students and curriculum can assist students in developing a plan of study for the certificate, track progress toward the certificate, explore study abroad and international internship options, and begin the career exploration process. We offer walk-in advising, advising workshops, and scheduled appointments. We strongly encourage students to begin career exploration early on and to make use of the many resources available on campus.

L&S career resources

SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science helps students leverage the academic skills learned in their major, certificates, and liberal arts degree; explore and try out different career paths; participate in internships; prepare for the job search and/or graduate school applications; and network with professionals in the field (alumni and employers). In short, SuccessWorks helps students in the College of Letters & Science discover themselves, find opportunities, and develop the skills they need for success after graduation.

SuccessWorks can also assist students in career advising, résumé and cover letter writing, networking opportunities, and interview skills, as well as course offerings for undergraduates to begin their career exploration early in their undergraduate career. 

Students should set up their profiles in Handshake to take care of everything they need to explore career events, manage their campus interviews, and apply to jobs and internships from 200,000+ employers around the country.

Faculty: Ringe (Director, Political Science), Brossard (Life Sciences Communication), Covington (European Studies), Klug (Law), Livorni (French and Italian), Olds (Geography), Potter (German), Vatan (Director, CGES, French and Italian), Wolf (Scandinavian Studies)

As a regional center within the Institute for Regional and International Studies, we support and enhance international and global awareness in our student communities and inspire informed thinking about the complexities of our world. We encourage our students to connect to international networks and our regional communities through our program’s lecture series, film screenings, and varied outreach events and activities. We encourage our students to study abroad, do international internships, learn foreign languages, and expect them to gain an interdisciplinary grounding in global and regional affairs. We provide resources and expertise on our world area to students, and prospective students, and more broadly to K-12 teachers and students, postsecondary educators and graduate students, businesses, the media, the military, the community at large, and anyone else who wants it.

Information about funding through the Center for European Studies is available from our website. We also encourage our students to explore funding options available through the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) Awards Office.