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European Studies

Student Learning Outcomes

Students should demonstrate:

  • Linguistic proficiency in one European language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Latin, and/or Modern Greek);
  • Knowledge and understanding of
    -the history of Europe (History)
    -the history of ideas in Europe (Philosophy)
    -the politics of Europe (Political Science)
    -the religious contexts of Europe (Theological Studies)
  • Familiarity with cultural expressions of Europeans such as
    -European literatures (Classics, English, European Studies, Foreign Literature in Translation, French, German, Italian, Spanish)
    -European art history and creative arts (Art History, Film, Theatre Arts)
  • Reflections on/assessment of:
    -reasons why the major in European Studies was chosen
    -cultural competency (what they have learned)
    -content of the courses selected for the European Studies major
    -development and evolution in the European Studies major
    -extracurricular activities connected with the European Studies major (study abroad experiences, program-related activities, work experience/internships).
Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed through a Senior Capstone Project, (EURO 500) ,  which consist of a portfolio during the second semester of the senior year. The portfolio is a collection of multiple samples, usually compiled over the course of studies, accompanied by a personal reflection essay, which would show that the student has met the objectives of the European Studies Program.


Attention Graduating Seniors

Please take a moment to download and complete the European Studies Senior Survey , so we can better tailor the program for future undergraduates. Your input is essential and much appreciated.