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European Studies
EURS 5000Perspectives on Europe and the World (3)
Fall 2020
This course introduces students to a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of Europe (history, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, and culture). Stress will be laid on how combining perspectives from different fields of study can help deepen understanding of specific problems of European life. Emphasis on student interpretation of readings and analysis of central issues in Europe's development across time.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
EURS 5200Comparative Legislatures (3)
This course focuses on questions of vital importance for democratic political life: legislators, legislative parties, and legislatures translate citizen preferences into public policy. To investigate how varying political and socioeconomic conditions affect legislatures and legislative decision-making, we compare established and new democracies in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 5352Modern German History (3)
Modern German history offers lessons in both disaster and recovery. It is also a tale of radical reinvention: Imperial Germany, Weimar Germany, National Socialist Germany, and Divided Germany--on each transition, the historical shock was sufficiently traumatic to force the country upon a new path. This course explores the repeated fundamental transformations of modern Germany.
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 5559New Course in European Studies (3)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of European Studies.
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 5560Advanced Topics in 19th Century Literature (3)
Study of the various aspects of the nineteenth-century French literature. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 5692The Holocaust (3)
This course examines the encounter between Nazi Germany and Europe's Jews between 1933 and 1945, resulting in the death of almost six million Jews. We aim to clarify basic facts and explanations for the origins and unfolding of the Holocaust. We will ask why Germans, Jews, and other Europeans did what they did during the Holocaust. We will read a Holocaust survivor memoir and will also examine relations between US and Nazi race laws.
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 5700Spanish Culture and Civilization (3)
This course proposes to initiate students to the particularities and traits that define the social, political, ideological, economic and cultural context of Spain, both on a national and regional level, aspects that ultimately are rooted in the diversity that characterises the country.
EURS 5704Islamic Iberia (3)
This course offers an introduction to Islam and a cultural history of Andalusia (Islamic Iberia) from the year 711 to the conquest of the Nazari kingdom of Granada in 1492. Classes will focus on key historical moments such as the rise of the Emirate / Caliphate of Cordoba and the Islamic hegemony in the peninsula and the subsequent decline of Islam in the rest of the peninsula (1250-1492).
EURS 5890Christianity in Africa (3)
This course examines the history of Christianity in Africa from its roots in Egypt and the Maghreb in the 2nd c. CE, to contemporary times when nearly half the continent's population claims adherence to the faith. We will attempt both to position the Christian movement within the wider context of African religious history, and to understand Africa's place in the larger course of Christian history
Course was offered Fall 2018
EURS 6000Research Inquiries in European Studies (3)
This interdisciplinary course introduces students to advanced research methods for investigating issues in European Studies. Each student will develop a research proposal and paper on a specific disciplinary topic under the supervision of a faculty member in that discipline, with the requirement that the paper include significant insights from at least one other discipline.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
EURS 6300Modern European Imperialism (3)
Explores the history and legacies of European overseas empire from the eighteenth century to the present. Themes include strategies of conquest and rule, political economies of empire, race and gender in colonial societies, "civilizing missions" and imperial cultures, violence and decolonization, postcolonial migration and memories of empire.
Course was offered Fall 2019
EURS 6720Nations and Nationalism (3)
This course considers some of the leading accounts of the origins, growth, and persistence of nationalism. Among other topics to be considered are ethnicity and nationalism; religion and nationalism; gender and nation; empire and nation; multiculturalism and national identity; non-western nationalism; globalization and the nation-state.
Course was offered Spring 2020
EURS 8998Thesis Research (M.A.) (3)
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director. Students work closely with a primary and a secondary Faculty Advisor, representing two distinct disciplinary approaches, to develop a detailed proposal for their M.A. thesis. Students will work closely with their Faculty Advisor(s) in person, or by e-mail and video-conferencing (e.g., Skype). The proposal must be submitted and approved by the beginning of the final semester.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
EURS 8999Thesis (M.A.) (3)
Composition and defense of a master's thesis. Students will work under the direction of their primary faculty adviser to complete the writing their M.A. thesis. To be taken in the final semester of enrollment in the European Studies MA program. Prerequisite: graduate standing and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Fall 2018
EURS 9998Non-Topical Research: Masters Degree (3)
Fall 2020
This course is intended uniquely for European Studies Master's students who need this course to reach full-time registration status while completing other degree requirements.