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 12.00 credits is required, including:

5.00 credits in the three components of the European Studies core, 2.50 credits in one language, and 4.50 credits in either the European Culture and Civilization or the European Business Studies area of emphasis

Core Requirements

  1. EURO*1100 [0.50] European Cinema
    EURO*2200 [0.50] Towards European Modernism
    EURO*3000 [0.50] Revolution and the Fantastic in European Culture
    EURO*3300 [0.50] Violence and Culture in 20th C. Europe
    EURO*4050 [0.50] Contemporary Europe. New Landscapes in the Post-Cold War Era
    EURO*4740 [0.50] Research Project in European Studies
    HIST*2510 [0.50] Modern Europe Since 1789
    HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
    POLS*2200 [0.50] International Relations
    POLS*3450 [0.50] European Governments and Politics
    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. 2.50 credits in one language:

    FREN*1200 [0.50] French Language I
    FREN*1300 [0.50] French Language II
    FREN*2020 [0.50] France: Literature and Society
    FREN*2500 [0.50] French Translation I
    FREN*2520 [0.50] French Composition I
    FREN*2550 [0.50] Contemporary France
    FREN*3090 [0.50] Classics of French Literature
    FREN*3500 [0.50] French Translation II
    FREN*3520 [0.50] French Composition II
    GERM*1100 [0.50] Introductory German I
    GERM*1110 [0.50] Introductory German II
    GERM*2010 [0.50] Intermediate Language Practice
    GERM*2490 [0.50] Intermediate German
    GERM*3000 [0.50] Narratives of Migration
    GERM*3020 [0.50] Myth and Fairy Tales in Germany
    GERM*3150 [0.50] Interactive German Language and Culture
    GERM*3470 [0.50] Holocaust & WWII in German Lit. & Film
    HUMN*2020 [0.50] Crime and Criminals in Italian Cinema
    ITAL*1060 [0.50] Introductory Italian I
    ITAL*1070 [0.50] Introductory Italian II
    ITAL*2090 [0.50] Intermediate Italian
    ITAL*3700 [0.50] Experiential Learning and Language
    SPAN*1100 [0.50] Introductory Spanish I
    SPAN*1110 [0.50] Introductory Spanish II
    SPAN*2000 [0.50] Intermediate Spanish I
    SPAN*2010 [0.50] Intermediate Spanish II
    SPAN*2040 [0.50] Culture of Spain
    SPAN*2990 [0.50] Hispanic Literary Studies
    SPAN*3220 [0.50] Literature and Arts I: Spain
    SPAN*3500 [0.50] Advanced Spanish I

Areas of Emphasis

European Business
Required courses:
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory 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*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
1.50 credits chosen from:
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*3730 [0.50] The Origins of International Inequality
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
FARE*4370 [0.50] Food & Agri Marketing Management
FIN*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Finance
FIN*3000 [0.50] Investments
HROB*2200 [0.50] Labour Relations
HROB*2290 [0.50] Human Resources Management
HTM*1070 [0.50] Responsible Tourism Policy and Planning
HTM*3030 [0.50] Beverage Management
HTM*3160 [0.50] Destination Management and Marketing
HTM*4050 [0.50] Wine and Oenology
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 4.50 credits including at least 0.50 credits from each of the following four groups. The remaining 2.50 credits may be chosen from any of the courses in the four groups.

Group A
HIST*1010 [0.50] Early Modern Europe
HIST*2200 [0.50] The Medieval World
HIST*2510 [0.50] Modern Europe Since 1789
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*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*4580 [1.00] The French Revolution
HIST*4700 [1.00] Premodern History
Group B
PHIL*2140 [0.50] Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL*2160 [0.50] Early Modern Philosophy: Reason vs. Experience
PHIL*3060 [0.50] Medieval Philosophy
PHIL*3100 [0.50] Kant and His Legacy
PHIL*3200 [0.50] Continental Philosophy
PHIL*3360 [0.50] Nineteenth Century Philosophy
POLS*1500 [0.50] World Politics
POLS*2000 [0.50] Political Theory
POLS*2100 [0.50] Comparative Politics
POLS*3230 [0.50] Modern Political Thought
POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Politics and Governance
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy
POLS*3790 [0.50] International Political Economy
POLS*4340 [1.00] Nationalism, State-building and Identity
Group C
CLAS*1000 [0.50] Introduction to Classical Culture
CLAS*2000 [0.50] Classical Mythology
CLAS*2350 [0.50] The Classical Tradition
FREN*3030 [0.50] Good and Evil
FREN*3110 [0.50] Storytelling in the Francophone World
FREN*3140 [0.50] Women in Literature, Art and Film
FREN*3160 [0.50] Songs, Lyrics and Poetry in French
FREN*3170 [0.50] Fictions of Childhood
HIST*2850 [0.50] Ancient Greece and Rome
HUMN*1030 [0.50] What Makes a Literary Classic?
HUMN*3000 [0.50] Narratives of Migration
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 Spanish and 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 D
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*3320 [0.50] Lives: Aspects of Western Art
ARTH*3330 [0.50] Display: Visual Culture in Western Europe
ARTH*3340 [0.50] Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art
MUSC*1060 [0.50] Amadeus to Zeppelin: Music and Culture I
MUSC*2010 [0.50] The Musical Avant-Garde
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.

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:

EURO*3700 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 by the Coordinator. A final report, written in the student's chosen language, is a requirement of this course.

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