University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

European Studies

Interdisciplinary Program.

Coordinator: John Pratschke, School of Languages and Literatures, Ext. 6907.

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 requirement 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, however, may delay graduation 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; admission is possible in the Winter semester for internal transfer students.

The B.A. requirements of 1.50 credits from 2 different subject areas within the Colleges of Arts and Social Sciences plus 2 courses in natural and/or mathematical sciences must be fulfilled within the first 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.

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 13.00 credits is required, including:

  1. European Studies core
  2. 3.00 credits in language core courses in either French, German, Italian or Spanish
  3. 8.00 credits in either the European Culture and Civilization or European Business Studies area of emphasis

European Studies Core Requirement

HUMN*1020 [0.50] European Culture from 1900-1960
HUMN*1050 [0.50] The Emergence of a United Europe
HUMN*2000 [0.50] Europe and France's Revolution
HUMN*2070 [0.50] European Integration, 1957-1992

Language Core Requirements

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 foreign language.

FREN*2020 [0.50] France: Literature and Society
FREN*2030 [0.50] French Language II
FREN*2500 [0.50] French Translation I
FREN*2520 [0.50] French Composition I
FREN*3500 [0.50] French Translation II
FREN*3530 [0.50] Business French
GERM*2400 [0.50] Contemporary Germany
GERM*2490 [0.50] German Language
GERM*2500 [0.50] German Language and Composition I
GERM*2560 [0.50] Reading German Literature: An Introduction
GERM*3500 [0.50] German Language and Composition II
GERM*3530 [0.50] Business German.
ITAL*2060 [0.50] Intermediate Italian I
ITAL*2070 [0.50] Intermediate Italian II
ITAL*2350 [0.50] Contemporary Italian Literature
ITAL*3060 [0.50] Advanced Italian
ITAL*3530 [0.50] Business Italian
ITAL*3950 [0.50] Topics in Italian Literature
SPAN*2000 [0.50] Spanish Language I
SPAN*2010 [0.50] Spanish Language II
SPAN*2040 [0.50] Spanish Civilization
SPAN*3170 [0.50] Women, Virtue and Honour in Spanish Drama
SPAN*3500 [0.50] Spanish Grammar and Composition I
SPAN*3530 [0.50] Business Spanish

Areas of Emphasis

European Culture and Civilization

5.00 credits from:
ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
HIST*1010 [0.50] Europe in the Age of Expansion
HIST*2500 [0.50] Britain and the World Since 1600
HIST*3010 [0.50] Government and Society in Tudor-Stuart England, 1529-1689
HIST*3090 [0.50] Nationalism and Internationalism in Europe 1914-1957
HIST*3130 [0.50] Popular Culture and Punishment, 1700-1900
HIST*3290 [0.50] Europe in the Age of Revolutions, 1789-1848
HIST*3540 [0.50] World War Two
HIST*4280 [0.50] Poverty and Policy in the Victorian Age
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Social and Political Issues
PHIL*2140 [0.50] History of Greek and Roman Philosophy
POLS*2100 [0.50] The State in Comparative Perspective
POLS*2200 [0.50] International Relations
POLS*3280 [0.50] Modern Political Ideologies
POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*3450 [0.50] European Governments and Politics
POLS*3710 [0.50] Politics and Sexuality
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology
1 of:
MUSC*1060 [0.50] Introduction to Music
MUSC*2620 [0.50] Music History III: Classical and Romantic Eras
MUSC*2630 [0.50] Music History IV: Impressionism to Minimalism
3.00 additional credits are required from the list of restricted electives, at least 2.00 of which must be at the 300 level or above
Restricted Electives for European Culture and Civilization
ARTH*2580 [0.50] European Art, 1900-1945
ARTH*2600 [0.50] Neo-Classicism and Romanticism
ARTH*2950 [0.50] Northern Baroque Art
ARTH*3550 [0.50] High Renaissance Art
ARTH*3560 [0.50] The Reformation Era
ARTH*3640 [0.50] Southern Baroque Art and Rococo Art
ANTH*4840 [0.50] Seminar in Anthropology
CLAS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Classical Culture
CLAS*2000 [0.50] Classical Mythology
FREN*3500 [0.50] French Translation II
GERM*2240 [0.50] German Civilization
GERM*2590 [0.50] Literary Interpretation
HIST*1150 [0.50] 20th Century Global History
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Society Since 1500
HIST*2510 [0.50] The Emergence of Modern European Society 1789-1945
HIST*2830 [0.50] The Emergence of Modern Germany 1871-1990
HIST*3750 [0.50] The Reformation
HIST*3380 [0.50] Age of Imperialism, 1870-1919
HIST*3570 [0.50] Women in Modern Europe
HIST*3820 [0.50] Early Modern France
HIST*4470 [0.50] Special History Project Seminar I
HIST*4850 [0.50] Totalitarianism in Europe, 1922-1953
PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHIL*3070 [0.50] History of Modern European Philosophy to Hume
PHIL*3080 [0.50] History of Modern European Philosophy from Kant
PHIL*3200 [0.50] Contemporary European Philosophy
PHIL*3350 [0.50] Selected Topics in Philosophy II
POLS*2000 [0.50] Political Theory
POLS*3021/2 [1.00] History of Political Thought
POLS*3460 [0.50] Communism and Post-Communism
POLS*3790 [0.50] The Political Economy of International Relations
POLS*4750 [0.50] Theories and Problems in Comparative/International Politics
SOAN*2040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations
SOAN*2111/2 [1.00] Classical Theory
SOC*2190 [0.50] Technology and Society
SOC*3130 [0.50] Politics and Society
SOC*3310 [0.50] Contemporary Theory
SPAN*4170 [0.50] Don Quixote and the Picaresque Novel

European Business Studies

5.00 credits from:
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
COST*1000 [0.50] Marketing
COST*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
COST*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
1 of:
ECON*2320 [0.50] Europe and the World Economy to 1914
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850
ECON*4830 [0.50] Economic Development
HAFA*2200 [0.50] Organizational Design and Effectiveness
3.00 additional credits are required from the list of restricted electives, at least 2.00 of which must be at the 3000 level or above
Restricted Electives for European Business Studies
AGEC*3330 [0.50] Intermediate Accounting
AGEC*4360 [0.50] Marketing Research
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
1 of:
COST*2020 [0.50] Information Management
CIS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Applications
CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
COST*3020 [0.50] Distribution Systems & Retail Management
COST*3610 [0.50] Consumer Economics
COST*3620 [0.50] Advertising Management
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2720 [0.50] Business History
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850
ECON*4800 [0.50] Theory of Strategic Management
HAFA*4390 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
MATH*1000 [0.50] Introductory Calculus I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions

Study and Work Abroad

Year 3 or year 4 will provide students with the opportunity to continue their studies abroad. Students will select up to 6.00 credits which can be included in the area of emphasis, as 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. The practicum should follow the Study Year Abroad and may occupy part of semester 7. 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, or replace it with two courses from their Area of Emphasis.

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