2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

European Studies (EURS)

Interdisciplinary Program.

Coordinator: Paola Mayer, School of Languages and Literatures, Ext. 58562.

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 combination of languages, specially designed courses in European thought, letters and history and specialization in either European Business or European Culture and Civilization

Successful completion of the European Studies major requires proficiency in one of the following languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish). In order to demonstrate language proficiency, students have two options: they may study for a year at a European University, in the country where their chosen core language is spoken, or they may write a final research paper in the chosen core language within a required fourth year European Studies course (see EURO*4740). It is highly recommended that students spend their third year studying at a European university, in the country where their chosen core language is spoken. The benefits of such an experience are considerable, both academically and personally. One specific academic outcome of a successful year abroad will be recognition that the student has fulfilled the program's core language requirement. Those who can demonstrate that they have written a major academic paper or exam in their chosen language while participating in an approved study year may be waived from the required course EURO*4740. See the Coordinator for the European Studies program for more information. See also the course description for EURO*4740.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 13.00 credits is required, including:

  1. the three components of the European Studies core (8.00 credits)

  2. 5.00 credits in either the European Culture and Civilization or the European Business Studies area of emphasis

Core Requirements

  1. EURO*1050 [0.50] The Emergence of a United Europe
    EURO*1200 [0.50] European Culture from the Mid 18th to the Mid 19th Century
    EURO*2070 [0.50] European Integration, 1957-1992
    EURO*2200 [0.50] European Culture from the Mid 19th Century to the 1920's
    EURO*2300 [0.50] European Culture since 1920
    EURO*4740 [0.50] Research Project in European Studies
    Note: in order to demonstrate language proficiency, students must write a research paper (EURO*4740) in their core language unless they have spent one year studying at a European university, in the country where their chosen core language is spoken. Where that is the case, upon approval of the Coordinator for European Studies EURO*4740 will be waived.
  2. 3.00 credits in one language:
    FREN*2020 [0.50] France: Literature and Society
    FREN*2030 [0.50] French Language II
    FREN*2520 [0.50] French Composition I
    FREN*2540 [0.50] Spoken French: Theory and Practice
    FREN*3520 [0.50] French Composition II
    FREN*3530 [0.50] Business French
    GERM*2400 [0.50] Contemporary Germany
    GERM*2490 [0.50] Intermediate German I
    GERM*2500 [0.50] Intermediate German II
    GERM*2560 [0.50] Themes in German Literature/Culture
    GERM*3500 [0.50] Advanced German
    GERM*3530 or GERM*2590
    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 or ITAL*3150 or ITAL*3280
    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*2990 [0.50] Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
    SPAN*3500 [0.50] Spanish Grammar and Composition I
    SPAN*3530 [0.50] Business Spanish
  3. CLAS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Classical Culture
    ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations
    HIST*2510 [0.50] The Emergence of Modern European Society 1789-1945
    POLS*3450 [0.50] European Governments and Politics

Areas of Emphasis

European Business

Required courses:

AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
AGEC*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
One of:
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
2.00 credits (4 courses) chosen from:
One of:
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
AGEC*4370 [0.50] Marketing Management
Note: each of these courses counts as either required or restricted elective, may not be double counted
AGEC*4250 [0.50] Business Policy
COST*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Marketing Management
COST*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
COST*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
COST*3020 [0.50] Services & Retail Marketing
COST*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
ECON*3660 [0.50] Economics of Equity Markets
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850
ECON*3730 [0.50] Europe and the World Economy to 1914
HTM*2200 [0.50] Organizational Behaviour I
HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
HTM*3100 [0.50] Dimensions of Tourism
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism Development and Management
HTM*4390 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
European Culture and Civilization

Students must take 5.00 credits (10 courses) including at least 0.50 credit (1 course) from each of the following four groups. The remaining 3.00 credits may be chosen from any of the courses in the four groups.

Group A
CLAS*2000 [0.50] Classical Mythology
CLAS*2350 [0.50] The Classical Tradition
EURO*3150 [0.50] Topics in European Film
FREN*1000 [0.50] Understanding the French Speaking World
FREN*2500 [0.50] French Translation I
GERM*2240 [0.50] Germany Through the Ages
HIST*2850 [0.50] History of Greece and Rome
HUMN*3020 [0.50] Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany
HUMN*3170 [0.50] Women, Virtue and Honour in Spanish Drama (In English)
HUMN*3450 [0.50] 20th-Century German Literature and Film
HUMN*4170 [0.50] Don Quixote and the Picaresque Novel (In English)
Group B
HIST*1010 [0.50] Europe in the Age of Expansion
HIST*2200 [0.50] The Medieval World
HIST*2820 [0.50] Modern France, 1750-1992: From Louis XV to Mitterand
HIST*2830 [0.50] The Emergence of Modern Germany 1871-1990
HIST*3090 [0.50] Nationalism and Internationalism in Europe 1914-1957
HIST*3290 [0.50] Europe in the Age of Revolutions, 1789-1848
HIST*3540 [0.50] World War Two
HIST*3570 [0.50] Women in Modern Europe
HIST*3750 [0.50] The Reformation
HIST*3820 [0.50] Early Modern France
HIST*4470 [0.50] Special History Project Seminar I
HIST*4570 [0.50] Topics in Revolution
HIST*4580 [0.50] Topics in Revolution
Group C
ARTH*1510 [0.50] Art Historical Studies I
ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
ARTH*2550 [0.50] Western Art: Italian Renaissance
ARTH*2580 [0.50] Western Art: Late Modern
ARTH*2600 [0.50] Western Art: Early Modern
ARTH*3100 [0.50] Perspectives: Structure and Space in Renaissance and Baroque Art
ARTH*3550 [0.50] Lives: Aspects of High Renaissance Art
ARTH*3570 [0.50] Display: Visual Culture in Late 19th Century Europe
ARTH*3640 [0.50] Objects: Baroque Art and Rococo Art
MUSC*1060 [0.50] Introduction to Music
MUSC*2280 [0.50] Masterworks of Music

Note: other music history courses may be counted if students with knowledge of music are granted waivers by instructor. The substitution(s) must also be approved by the ESP coordinator.

Group D
PHIL*2140 [0.50] History of Greek and Roman Philosophy
PHIL*2160 [0.50] Modern European Philosophy to Hume
PHIL*3060 [0.50] Medieval Philosophy
PHIL*3080 [0.50] History of Modern European Philosophy from Kant
PHIL*3200 [0.50] Contemporary European Philosophy
POLS*3460 [0.50] Communism and Post-Communism

Study 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.

Practicum Opportunity:

HUMN*3501/2 is available for those students wishing to participate in a practicum experience as part of the year abroad. The practicum must be a job or volunteer experience that contributes to the student's area of study and intended career. It must be approved in advance as a Letter of Permission by the Coordinator. A final report, written in the student's chosen language, is a requirement of this course.