X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

European Studies (EURS)

Interdisciplinary Program

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. For students who have spent one year studying at a European university in a country where their chosen core language is spoken, a course taken in that year involving a major academic paper or exam in the core language will, upon approval of the Co-ordinator of European Studies, be substituted for 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 12.50 credits is required, including:

  1. the three components of the European Studies core (7.50 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*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, a course taken in that year involving a major academic paper of exam in the core language will, upon approval of the Co-ordinator for European Studies, EURO*4740.
  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*2050 [0.50] Introduction to Literature
    GERM*2400 [0.50] Contemporary Germany
    GERM*2490 [0.50] Intermediate German I
    GERM*2500 [0.50] Intermediate German II
    GERM*3500 [0.50] Advanced German I
    One of:

    GERM*2560 [0.50] Themes in German Literature/Culture
    GERM*3510 [0.50] Advanced German II
    ITAL*2050 [0.50] Introduction to Literature
    ITAL*2090 [1.00] Intermediate Italian
    ITAL*3060 [0.50] Advanced Italian
    ITAL*3150 [0.50] Medieval Italian Literature
    ITAL*3200 [0.50] Novels of Resistance
    HISP*2000 [0.50] Intermediate Spanish I
    HISP*2010 [0.50] Intermediate Spanish II
    HISP*2040 [0.50] Culture of Spain
    HISP*2990 [0.50] Hispanic Literary Studies
    HISP*3500 [0.50] Advanced Spanish I
    HISP*3530 [0.50] Business Spanish
  3. BUS*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
    CLAS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Classical Culture
    HIST*2510 [0.50] Modern Europe Since 1789
    POLS*3450 [0.50] European Governments and Politics

Areas of Emphasis

European Business

Required courses:

ACCT*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
MGMT*4260 [0.50] International Business
2.00 credits chosen from:
BUS*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
BUS*4250 [05.0] Business Policy
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2560 [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
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
FARE*4370 [0.50] Food & Agri Marketing Management
HTM*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management
HTM*2170 [0.50] Tourism Policy, Planning and Development
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
HTM*4170 [0.50] International Tourism
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MCS*2100 [0.50] Personal Financial Management
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
MCS*3000 [0.50] Advanced Marketing
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
European Culture and Civilization

Students must take 5.00 credits including at least 0.50 credits 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*2500 [0.50] French Translation I (taught in French)
FREN*3000 [0.50] Romanticism & Realism in France (taught in French)
FREN*3010 [0.50] Twentieth-Century French Novel (taught in French)
FREN*3080 [0.50] Pre-Revolution French Literature (taught in French)
HIST*2850 [0.50] Ancient Greece and Rome
HUMN*3020 [0.50] Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany
HUMN*3400 [0.50] Renaissance Lovers and Fools
HUMN*3470 [0.50] Holocaust & WWII in German Lit. & Film
Note: Other Hispanic literature courses may be counted in this section provided the course-content is European-centered. Please see the ESP coordinator for further information.
Group B
HIST*1010 [0.50] The Early Modern World
HIST*2200 [0.50] The Medieval World
HIST*2820 [0.50] Modern France Since 1750
HIST*3230 [0.50] Spain and Portugal, 1085 to 1668
HIST*3350 [0.50] Modern Germany
HIST*3540 [0.50] World War II
HIST*3570 [0.50] Women in Modern Europe
HIST*3750 [0.50] The Reformation
HIST*3820 [0.50] Early Modern France
HIST*4090 [1.00] Modern European History
HIST*4470 [0.50] Special History Project Seminar I
HIST*4580 [1.00] The French Revolution
Group C
ARTH*1510 [0.50] Art Historical Studies I
ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
ARTH*2550 [0.50] The Italian Renaissance
ARTH*2580 [0.50] Late Modern Art: 1900-1950
ARTH*2600 [0.50] Early Modern Art
ARTH*3100 [0.50] Perspectives: Structure & Space in Western Art
ARTH*3320 [0.50] Lives: Aspects of Western Art
ARTH*3330 [0.50] Display: Visual Culture in Western Europe
ARTH*3340 [0.50] The Art Object & Material Culture
MUSC*1060 [0.50] “Classical” Music: Context and Codes
MUSC*2010 [0.50] The Musical Avant-Garde
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*2000 [0.50] Political Theory
POLS*2100 [0.50] Comparative Politics
POLS*2200 [0.50] International Relations

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.

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