XII. Course Descriptions

European Studies

School of Languages and Literatures

EURO*1050 The Emergence of a United Europe F (3-0) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course will provide students with an understanding of the events and processes resulting in economic integration in Europe after 1945. Economic, historical and political aspects will be emphasized.
EURO*1200 European Culture from the Mid 18th to the Mid 19th Century F (4-0) [0.50]
This course explores major trends in European Culture in the context of political and social events. Focus will be on major developments in politics (e.g. the French Revolution, the birth of nationalism), philosophy (e.g. enlightenment, idealism), arts and letters (e.g. classicism, romanticism).
Restriction(s): EURO*2000
EURO*2200 European Culture from the Mid 19th Century to the 1920's W (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores major trends in European culture in the context of political and social events. Topics studied include major political events and their significance for culture (e.g. bourgeois liberalism, revolts in the mid 19th century, World War I and its aftermath), thinkers who have shaped the 20th century (e.g. Nietzsche, Unamuno, Freud), avant-garde movement and innovation in the arts and letters (e.g. impressionism, futurism, expressionism, surrealism).
Prerequisite(s): EURO*1200 is recommended
Restriction(s): EURO*1020
EURO*2300 European Culture since 1920 F (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores major trends in European culture in the context of political and social events. The focus will be on political events and their significance for culture (e.g. fascism, World War II and the Holocaust and their effects in the second half of the 20th century, the political reorganization of Europe, protest movements), new trends in thought (e.g. existentialism, structuralism, post-modernism feminism) and the arts and letters (e.g. neorealism epic theatre, new wave cinema).
Prerequisite(s): EURO*1200 and EURO*2200 are recommended
Restriction(s): EURO*1020
EURO*3150 Topics in European Film W (3-0) [0.50]
This course will examine representative French, German, Italian and Spanish films in a socio-political context. It will focus on the interaction between the films' aesthetics and the political and cultural conditions in Europe. The topics to be discussed in the course will centre on the relationship between the development of major movements in European film, such as Italian Neo-Realism and the French, German and Spanish New Waves, and film makers' ideological projects such as the construction or deconstruction of national, gender and ethnic identity. (Offered in even-number years.)
EURO*4600 Honours Seminar in European Studies W (3-0) [0.50]
A seminar course designed to explore one or more topics of European culture, history and/or business, depending on the expertise of the instructor. Students should consult the Coordinator of European Studies for specific offerings.
Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits, (2 of ARTH*1520, EURO*1050, EURO*1200, EURO*2200, EURO*2300, HIST*2510, HIST*3090, MUSC*1060, POLS*3450)
EURO*4740 Research Project in European Studies F,W (3-0) [0.50]
An independent study course that requires a research project on an aspect of European Studies. The topic must be approved by the Coordinator of the European Studies Program. Research is undertaken with the guidance of a faculty advisor, and seminar presentations will be included. A final research paper must be written in the student's chosen core language. Note: In order to demonstrate language proficiency and complete the requirements of EURO*4740, students have another option. They may choose to spend their third year studying at a European university, in the country where their chosen core language is spoken. Those who can demonstrate that they have successfully written a major academic paper or exam in their chosen core language while registered in a course at a European university as part of their approved study year will be waived from EURO*4740. See the Coordinator for the European Studies program for more information.
Prerequisite(s): EURO*1020, EURO*1050, EURO*2000, EURO*2070,
Restriction(s): Approval of the Coordinator for the European Studies Program.
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