University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs

European Studies

Interdisciplinary Program

Coordinator: Renate Benson, Ext 3883/4869. Department of Languages and Literatures.

The European Studies program is designed for students who seek a career in International Relations - especially in International Business and Administration - between Canada and Europe. It offers a carefully structured and educationally sound combination of languages, specially designed courses in European Thought, Letters and History, and is enriched by a Study and Work Year Abroad.

The program's entry requirements is an OAC credit or proficiency equivalence in the chosen language; the required language knowledge can be acquired at the university level or at other appropriate institutions, e.g. the Goethe Institut; this will, however, delay the student's entry into the program by 1 to 2 semesters.

Although the program is designed to start in semester 1, it is possible to transfer into it at a later date provided there is proof of the required language proficiency, and provided approval from the program coordinator and the departmental advisor has been obtained. Normal program entry is in the Fall semester, but admission is possible in the Winter semester.

The B.A. requirements of 3 courses each from 2 different departments within the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences plus 2 courses in natural and/or mathematical sciences must be fulfilled within thefirst 3 semesters.

The European Studies core courses are open to students from other programs, however, the two areas of emphasis and the Study and Work Year Abroad are not. Students choosing electives are strongly advised to consider the range of literary courses offered by the Department of Languages and Literatures and the French Studies Department.

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 26 courses is required:

European Studies core requirement

Years 1 and 2
55-105 The Emergence of a United Europe
55-106 European Arts and Letters in the French Revolution and its Aftermath
55-206 European Arts and Letters from the Fin de Siecle to 1950
55-207 European Integration, 1957-1992

The Language Core

The required language courses are intended to provide the students with sufficient fluency to pursue part of their studies abroad. However, all of our partner universities offer native language courses for foreigners. Although the core requires only 1 language, it is strongly recommended that students acquire competence in more than 1 language.

Language core requirements

Years 1 and 2
44-120 French Language I
44-203 French Language II
44-250 French Translation I
44-252 French Composition I
44-350 French Translation II
44-353 Administrative and Commercial French
47-240 Contemporary Germany
47-249 German Language
47-250 German Language and Composition I
47-350 German Language and Composition II
47-352 German Language and Composition III
47-353 Administrative and Commercial German.
57-206 Intermediate Italian I
57-207 Intermediate Italian II
57-306 Advanced Italian
57-353 Administrative and Commercial Italian
57-395 Topics in Italian Literature
57-396 Topics in Italian Literature
88-200 Spanish Language I
88-201 Spanish Language II
88-204 Spanish Civilization
88-350 Spanish Grammar and Composition I
88-352 Spanish Grammar and Composition II
88-353 Administrative and Commercial Spanish

Areas of Emphases

European Culture and Civilization
The following 10 courses are required
03-258 European Art, 1900-1945
49-101 Europe in the Age of Expansion
49-309 Nationalism and Internationalism in Europe 1914-1957
49-375 The Reformation
74-101 Social and Political Issues
74-214 History of Greek and Roman Philosophy
78-345 European Governments and Politics
78-346 Communism and Post-Communism
86-110 Sociology
One of:
67-106 Introduction to Music
67-262 Music History III: Classical and Romantic Eras
67-263 Music History IV: Impressionism to Minimalism
Six additional courses are required from the list of restricted electives, at least 4 of which must be at the 300 level or above.
Restricted Electives
03-152 Art Historical Studies II
03-260 Neo-Classicism and Romanticism
03-295 Northern Baroque Art
03-355 High Renaissance Art
03-356 The Reformation Era
03-364 Southern Baroque Art and Rococo Art
12-484 Seminar in Anthropology
49-125 Science and Society Since 1500
49-282 Early Modern France
49-283 The Emergence of Modern Germany 1871-1990
49-329 Europe in the Age of Revolutions, 1789-1848.
49-338 Age of Imperialism, 1870-1919
49-357 Women in Modern Europe
49-447 Special History Project Seminar I
49-485 Totalitarianism in Europe, 1922-1953
74-212 Ethics
74-307 History of Modern European Philosophy to Hume
74-308 History of Modern European Philosophy from Kant
74-320 Contemporary European Philosophy
74-335 Selected Topics in Philosophy II
78-150 World Politics
78-200 Political Theory
78-220 International Relations
78-3021/2 History of Political Thought
78-379 The Political Economy of International Relations
78-382 International System
78-465 Specialized Studies in International Relations
86-204 Sociology of Work
86-2111/2 Classical Theory
86-313 Sociology of Politics
86-320 Technology and Society
86-331 Contemporary Theory
European Business Studies
The following 10 courses are required:
02-222 Financial Accounting
02-223 Management Accounting
02-331 Operations Management
26-100 Marketing
26-260 Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
26-304 Business and Consumer Law
36-110 Introductory Macroeconomics
36-120 Introductory Microeconomics
36-232 Europe in the World Economy
54-220 Organizational Design and Effectiveness
Six additional courses are required from the list of restricted electives, at least 4 of which must be at the 300 level or above.
Restricted electives
02-333 Intermediate Accounting
02-436 Marketing Research
02-437 Marketing Management
One of:
26-202 Information Management
27-100 Introduction to Computer Applications
27-120 Introduction to Computing
27-150 Introduction to Programming
26-302 Distribution Systems Management
26-304 Business and Consumer Law
26-361 Consumer Economics
26-362 Advertising Management
36-231 Intermediate Microeconomics
36-241 Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-272 Business History
36-351 Money, Credit and the Financial System
36-356 Theory of Finance
36-362 International Trade
36-372 History of the World Economy
36-480 Theory of Strategic Management
One of:
63-100 Introductory Calculus I
63-108 Elements of Calculus I
63-120 Calculus I
54-439 Individuals and Groups in Organizations
85-250 Management in Organizations
89-206 Statistics for Business Decisions

Study and Work Abroad

Year 3 (in some cases year 4) will provide students with the opportunity to continue their studies abroad. Students will select up to 8 courses which can be included among the area of emphasis courses or electives or both. They are subject to approval by the program coordinator and the departmental advisor. Courses taken in Europe will not count towards the specialization average.

A practicum is recommended as part of the Study and Work Year Abroad. It is however, optional for the initial period of the program. The practicum should follow the Study Year Abroad and may occupy part of semester 7. Students are generally paid for their practicum and results must be documented through a report which may be written in the language of the country of the practicum and which will be graded. Topics will be chosen by the students in consultation with their practicum supervisor, the program coordinator and the departmental advisor. The decision as to whether the student has been successful lies with the practicum supervisor and the departmental advisor. If there is no work available abroad, students may do their practicum with an international firm in Canada.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts--B.A.

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