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 5000), 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.