The courses listed here represent courses that are sponsored by the European Studies interdisciplinary minor.  Many courses in other departments, as well as many from study-abroad programs, receive credit within the minor.


Fall 2023

  • EUST 100: America Inside Out

    “America” has often served as a canvas for projecting European anxieties about economic, social and political modernity. Admiration of technological progress and democratic stability went hand in hand with suspicions about its–actual and supposed–materialism, religiosity and mass culture. These often contradictory perceptions of the United States were crucial in the process of forming European national imaginaries and myths up to and including an European identity. Accordingly, this course will explore some of the most important examples of the European imagination of the United States–from Michel de Montaigne to Hannah Arendt.

    6 credits; Argument and Inquiry Seminar, International Studies, Writing Requirement; offered Fall 2023 · Paul Petzschmann

Winter 2024

  • EUST 102: Elementary Italian II

    Prerequisites: EUST 101 Elementary Italian or Instructor Permission 3 credits; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2024 · William North
  • EUST 110: The Power of Place: Memory and Counter-Memory in the European City

    This team-taught interdisciplinary course explores the relationship between memory, place and power in Europe’s cities. It examines the practices through which individuals and groups imagine, negotiate and contest their past in public spaces through art, literature, film and architecture. The instructors will draw on their research and teaching experience in urban centers of Europe after a thorough introduction to the study of memory across different disciplines. Students will be challenged to think critically about larger questions regarding the possibility of national and local memories as the foundation of identity and pride but also of guilt and shame.

    6 credits; Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies, Writing Requirement; offered Winter 2024 · Paul Petzschmann, Sandra Rousseau, William North
  • EUST 290: Economics and European Studies Program: Studying Britain in Europe: from the Great War to Brexit

    This course provides guided readings for students on the Economics and European Studies OCS in Cambridge. The course introduces students to the study of European Institutions and their development in the context of major political events of the day. It also covers the different crises that led to the Union’s establishment after the experience of two World Wars, the post-war settlement, and Britain’s awkward relationship with the EU from Churchill to Brexit. 

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; offered Winter 2024 · William North
  • EUST 398: The Global Panorama: A Capstone Workshop for European Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies

    The work of Cross-Cultural Studies and European Studies traverses many disciplines, often engaging with experiences that are difficult to capture in traditional formats. In this course students will create an ePortfolio that reflects, deepens, and narrates the various forms of experiences they have had at Carleton related to their minor, drawing on coursework and off-campus study, as well as such extracurricular activities as talks, service learning, internships and fellowships. Guided by readings and prompts, students will write a reflective essay articulating the coherence of the parts, describing both the process and the results of their pathway through the minor. Considered a capstone for CCST and EUST, but for anyone looking to thread together their experiences across culture. Course is taught as a workshop.

    2 credits; S/CR/NC; Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Winter 2024 · Paul Petzschmann

Spring 2024

  • EUST 249: The European Union: Constitution, Crisis and Conflict

    It is difficult to overestimate the importance of the experience of war and conflict for the founding of the European Union. The enlargement of the EU to include the much of Eastern Europe has brought this kind of “History” once again to the fore of policy-making in Brussels and in Europe’s national capitals. It has also exposed the contradictions that have made a coherent European Foreign and Security Policy so difficult to achieve. In this course we will examine the history of the EU’s founding alongside an introduction to the history and politics of Eastern Europe, culminating in an examination of the ongoing war in Ukraine. We will benefit from multiple class visits by Ukraine scholar Prof Komarenko of Tarras Shevchenko University, Ukraine.

    6 credits; International Studies, Social Inquiry; offered Spring 2024 · Paul Petzschmann