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European Studies

Major Requirements

LMU students wishing to declare the European Studies major must meet with the program director. The director will sign the student’s Change of Program form provided the student is in good academic standing, which includes having a minimum cumulative LMU GPA of 2.0 (C).

Lower Division Requirements (20 semester hours):

• One European history course (4 semester hours) is required for the EURO major selected from among the early European history offerings (HIST 1110, HIST 1120, or HIST 1130) or among the modern European history courses (HIST 1200, HIST 1201, HIST 1202, HIST 1203, or HIST 1204). Moreover, all students with a European Studies major are strongly encouraged to satisfy their University Core requirement for Historical Analysis and Perspectives with a history course from the category not chosen for their major, that is, with a modern European history course, if they chose early for their EURO major, and with an early European history course, if they chose modern for their major.

• Elementary 1 and 2 and Intermediate 1 and 2, or the equivalent, of one European language are required (i.e., 16 semester hours):

  • FREN 1101 and FREN 1102 or
  • GRMN 1101 and GRMN 1102 or
  • ITAL 1101 and ITAL 1102 or
  • MDGK 1101 and MDGK 1102 or
  • SPAN 1101 and SPAN 2102 and

  • FREN 2103 and FREN 3104 or
  • GRMN 2103 and GRMN 2104 or
  • ITAL 2103 and ITAL 2104 or         
  • MDGK 2203 and MDGK 2204 or
  • SPAN 2103 and SPAN 2804

Elementary- and intermediate-level language courses (EURO 1181, EURO 1182, EURO 2283, EURO 2284) are available in the LMU Study Abroad Programs in Europe. Study Abroad students might have to take the LMU Placement Exam upon return to fulfill lower division requirements.

Upper Division Requirements (25 semester hours):

Group A:

8 semester hours chosen from the courses below, which examine the historical, intellectual, political, and/or religious contexts of Europe, past and present.

  • CLAR 3210 Classical and Near Eastern Myths 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3220 Greek and Roman Religions 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3020 Late Antique and Medieval Western Christianity 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3021 The History of Christianity from the Middle Ages to the Present 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3210 Classical and Near Eastern Myths 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3221 Greek Orthodox Tradition 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3252 Orthodox Christian Spirituality 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3510 Ancient Philosophy 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3520 Medieval Philosophy 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3530 Modern Philosophy I 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3540 Modern Philosophy II 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3998 Special Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3999 Independent Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4700 Major Thinkers 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4998 Special Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4999 Independent Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • FNLT 4200 Comparative Cultures 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4231 Identity Crisis in Contemporary France 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 3230 German Culture and Civilization 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 3231 The Germans: Great Moments Past and Present 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3310 Modern Ireland 4 semester hours
  • ITAL 3250 Contemporary Italian Culture 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3350 Greek Orthodox Tradition 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3352 Orthodox Christian Spirituality 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 3610 The Analytic Tradition 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 3640 Existentialism 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4630 Phenomenology 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4650 Postmodernism 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4660 Hermeneutics 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4670 Spanish Philosophy 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4700 Major Thinkers 4 semester hours
  • PHIL 4810 Metaphysics 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3060 Marx and Marxism 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3010 Classical and Christian Political Theory 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3020 Modern Political Theory 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3640 Politics of the European Union 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3480 U.S.-British Politics 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3481 British Government 4 semester hours
  • POLS 3482 British Public Policy 4 semester hours
  • THST 3020 Late Antique and Medieval Western Christianity 4 semester hours
  • THST 3021 The History of Christianity from the Middle Ages to the Present 4 semester hours
  • THST 3221 Greek Orthodox Tradition 4 semester hours
  • THST 3222 European Christianity: Schism, Reform, and Ecumenical Dialogue 4 semester hours
  • THST 3252 Orthodox Christian Spirituality 4 semester hours
  • THST 4020 Early Christian Theology 4 semester hours
  • THST 4021 Medieval Religious Thought and Practice 4 semester hours
  • THST 4023 Medieval Theology 4 semester hours
  • THST 4030 Theology and History of Vatican II 4 semester hours

Group B:

8 semester hours chosen from the courses below, which examine the art and literary works of Europeans, past and present.

  • ARHS 303 Arts of Ancient Greece 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 304 Arts of Ancient Rome 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 306 Medieval Art 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 410 Italian Renaissance Art 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 411 Northern Renaissance Art 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 413 Baroque Art 3 semester hours
  • ARHS 419 Contemporary Art 3 semester hours
  • CLAR 3110 Greek Poetry 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3120 Greek Prose 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3115 Latin Poetry 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3125 Latin Prose 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3380 Classical Numismatics 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 3240 Arts of Rome 3 semester hours
  • CLAR 3230 Arts of Greece 3 semester hours
  • CLAR 4230 Ancient World on Film 4 semester hours
  • CLAR 4240 Greek Cinema 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 3321 Shakespeare: The Major Plays 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 3322 Studies in Shakespeare 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 3342 Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century England 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5502 The Arthurian Romance 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5503 English Literature of the Middle Ages 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5504 Chaucer 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5513 Milton 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5521 British Literature: 1660-1800 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5522 Eighteenth-Century English Novel 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5530 Studies in Romanticism 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5532 The Nineteenth-Century English Novel 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5533 Victorian Literature 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5534 Literature of the Holocaust 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5541 British Fiction: 1900-1950 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5542 British Literature: 1950 to the Present 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5543 British Poetry: 1900-1950 4 semester hours
  • ENGL 5559 Survey of Literary Criticism 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3303 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece 3 semester hours
  • EURO 3304 Arts of Ancient Rome 3 semester hours
  • EURO 3998 Special Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 3999 Independent Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4241 Paris Metisse: Multiculturalism in Paris 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4331 Paris through Film 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4541 Poetics of Modern Landscape 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4998 Special Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • EURO 4999 Independent Studies 1 TO 4 semester hours
  • FREN 3240 History of Ideas 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4232 Philosophy and Aesthetics of Labor in France 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4233 Culture of Laughter 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4330 Fictions of Culture, Film, and Other Media 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4331 Paris through Film 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4530 Women in French 4 semester hours
  • FREN 4531 Science Fiction and Fantasy Scenarios 4 semester hours
  • FNLT 3500 Introduction to Modern Greek Literature 4 semester hours
  • FNLT 4200 Comparative Cultures 4 semester hours
  • FTVS 314 History of International Film 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • FTVS 420 European Cinema 3 semester hours
  • FTVS 514 Seminar in International Film 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • GRMN 3340 German Cinema 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 3520 Survey of German Literature: From Beginning to Present 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 4551 German Drama 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 4552 German Folklore 4 semester hours
  • GRMN 4553 The German Novella 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3300 Modern Irish Literature 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3303 Contemporary Irish Literature 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3304 The Irish Renaissance 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3305 Irish Short Story 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3309 Ireland in Fiction and Film 4 semester hours
  • IRST 3330 Irish Drama 4 semester hours
  • IRST 4435 Irish Cinema 3 semester hours
  • IRST 4448 Irish Women Writers 4 semester hours
  • IRST 4449 The Dark Stuff: Horror in Irish Literature 4 semester hours
  • ITAL 3533 The Italian Novella 4 semester hours
  • ITAL 3534 Italian Literature of the 20th and 21st Century 4 semester hours
  • ITAL 3580 Italian Women Writers 4 semester hours
  • ITAL 4351 Italian Cinema 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3341 Introduction to Modern Greek Literature (in Translation) 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3342 Ancient Landscapes: Modern Voices 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3343 Angels and Demons: Women and Literary Stereotypes 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3344 Cities of the Dead: English and Modern Greek Modernism 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 3346 Out of Control: Women, Madness, and the Cultural Imagination 4 semester hours
  • MDGK 4450 Modern Greek History and Society 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 3541 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4388 Spanish Cinema 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4582 Early Modern Spanish Drama and Poetry 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4583 Early Modern Spanish Narrative 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4585 Spanish Literature of the 19th Century 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4586 Spanish Literature of the 20th-21st Centuries 4 semester hours
  • SPAN 4589 Selected Topics in Spanish Studies 4 semester hours
  • THEA 331 Classical Spirit in Drama 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • THEA 336 Romantic Spirit in Drama 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • THEA 341 Realistic Spirit in Drama 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • THEA 346 Avant-Garde Spirit in Drama 3 semester hours with a European focus
  • THEA 349 Hispanic Spirit in Drama 3 semester hours with a European focus

Group C:

8 semester hours of electives chosen from:

  • Additional Group A and Group B courses above
  • Additional European languages courses (lower division eligible for credit)

One semester hour:

  • EURO 5000 Capstone Project 1 semester hours

 

Note: European Studies majors are encouraged to select core classes with a European focus.