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 2022

  • EUST 100: Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes

    During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, America often served as a canvass for projecting European anxieties about economic, social and political modernization. Admiration of technological progress and political stability was combined with a pervasive anti-Americanism, which was, according to political scientist Andrei Markovits, the “lingua franca” of modern Europe. These often contradictory perceptions of the United States were crucial in the process of forming national histories and mythologies as well as a common European identity. Accordingly, this course will explore the many and often contradictory views expressed by Europe’s emerging mass publics and intellectual and political elites about the United States during this period.

    6 credits; Argument and Inquiry Seminar, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Fall 2022 · Paul Petzschmann
  • EUST 278: Cross-Cultural Psychology Sem in Prague: Politics & Culture in Central Europe-Twentieth Century

    This course covers important political, social, and cultural developments in Central Europe during the twentieth century. Studies will explore the establishment of independent nations during the interwar period, Nazi occupation, resistance and collaboration, the Holocaust and the expulsion of the Germans, the nature of the communist system, its final collapse, and the post-communist transformation.

    6 credits; Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Fall 2022 · Ken Abrams

Winter 2023

  • 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, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2023 · Paul Petzschmann, Baird Jarman, Mihaela Czobor-Lupp, Seth Peabody

Spring 2023

  • EUST 159: “The Age of Isms” – Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe

    “Ideology” is perhaps one of the most-used (and overused) terms of modern political life. This course will introduce students to important political ideologies and traditions of modern Europe and their role in the development of political systems and institutional practices from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. We will read central texts by conservatives, liberals, socialists, anarchists and nationalists while also considering ideological outliers such as Fascism and Green Political Thought. In addition the course will introduce students to the different ways in which ideas can be studied systematically and the methodologies available.

    6 credits; Social Inquiry, International Studies; offered Spring 2023 · Paul Petzschmann
  • EUST 207: Rome Program: Italian Encounters

    Through a range of interdisciplinary readings, guest lectures, and site visits, this course will provide students with opportunities to analyze important aspects of Italian culture and society, both past and present, as well as to examine the ways in which travelers, tourists, temporary visitors, and immigrants have experienced and coped with their Italian worlds. Topics may include transportation, cuisine, rituals and rhythms of Italian life, urbanism, religious diversity, immigration, tourism, historic preservation, and language. Class discussions and projects will offer students opportunities to reflect on their own encounters with contemporary Italian culture.

    Prerequisites: Participation in OCS Rome Program 3 credits; Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Spring 2023 · William North, Victoria Morse