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2012 - 2013

BA in European Studies
(42–58 hours*)


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  1. Complete the GE Languages of Learning requirement in a European language.
  2. Complete the following:
  3. Complete the following history requirement:
  4. Complete one of the following disciplinary tracks:
      European Society Track

      European Culture Track

      • Complete one course from the following:
      • Complete two courses from the following literature requirement:
        1. Any 300- or 400-level literature course from student's foreign language.
        2. Any 300- or 400-level comparative literature course with a European emphasis.

        Note: An upper-division English literature course may substitute for one of these courses on approval of the European Studies Committee.

      • Complete one course from the following:
          PHIL 320R : Studies in Ancient Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PHIL 320R : Studies in Ancient Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
          PREREQUISITE: PHIL 201; Phil 150 or equivalent.
          DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Topics in Greek Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Pre-Socratics.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Socrates.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Plato.
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          : Aristotle.
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          : Neo-Platonism.
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          : Plotinus.
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          : Stoicism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Greek Ethics.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Greek Science.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Greek Metaphysics.
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          : Greek Logic.
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          : Greek Political Theory.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Greek Epistemology.
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          : Greek Philosophy of Religion.
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          : Helenistic Philosophy.
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          : Church Fathers.
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          : Chinese Philosophy.
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          : Hindu Philosophy.
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          : Buddhism.
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          PHIL 330R : Studies in Medieval Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PHIL 330R : Studies in Medieval Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
          PREREQUISITE: PHIL 201; Phil 150 or equivalent.
          DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Topics in Medieval Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Augustine.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Anselm.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Averroes.
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          : Bonaventure.
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          : Maimonides.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Aquinas.
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          : Duns Scotus.
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          : William of Ockham.
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          : Boethius.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Jewish Philosophers.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Arabic Philosophers.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Ethics.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Science.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Epistemology.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Metaphysics.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Medieval Logic.
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          : Medieval Political Theory.
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          : Medieval Philosophy and Religion.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Meister Eckhart.
          Course Outcomes



          PHIL 340R : Studies in Modern Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PHIL 340R : Studies in Modern Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
          PREREQUISITE: PHIL 202; Phil 150 or equivalent.
          DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Topics in Modern Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Continental Rationalism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Descartes.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Spinoza.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Leibniz.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : British Empiricism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Hobbes.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Locke.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Descartes and Locke.
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          : Berkeley.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Hume.
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          : Kant.
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          : Hegel.
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          : Schopenhauer.
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          : German Idealism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Nietzsche.
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          : Nietzsche and Freud.
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          : Kierkegaard.
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          : Utilitarianism.
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          : Modern Political Theory.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Bentham.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : J. S. Mill.
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          : Pragmatism.
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          : Peirce.
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          : William James.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Dewey.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Bergson.
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          : Alexander.
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          : Bradley.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Bosanquet.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : British Idealism.
          Course Outcomes



          PHIL 350R : Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PHIL 350R : Studies in Contemporary Philosophy. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
          PREREQUISITE: PHIL 202; Phil 150 or equivalent.
          DESCRIPTION: Selected figures or topics.

          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Topics in Contemporary Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Philosophy of Social Science.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Philosophy of History.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Philosophy of Psychology.
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          : Philosophy of Theology.
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          : Philosophy and Film.
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          : Philosophy and Literature.
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          : Philosophy of Architecture.
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          : Contemporary Analytical Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Contemporary Political Theory.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Russell.
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          : Moore.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Frege.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Truth.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Wittgenstein.
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          : Whitehead.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Logical Positivism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Continental Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Existentialism.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Hermeneutics.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Phenomenology.
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          : Philosophy of Cognitive Science.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Ricoeur.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Husserl.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Heidegger.
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          : Sartre.
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          : Levinas.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Merleau-Ponty.
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          : Gadamer.
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          : Dufrenne.
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          : Derrida.
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          : Foucault.
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          : Marion.
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          : Contemporary French Philosophy.
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          : Oakeshott.
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          : Philosophy of Logic.
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Lyotard. (0::)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          Course Outcomes
                    
          : Ordinary Language Philosophy.
          Course Outcomes



          Note: Phil 340R and 350R must be on a European philosopher.

  5. Complete 12 hours of supporting course work. In consultation with the program coordinator, propose a list of advanced courses (typically senior level) that are European focused and that have a coherent logic relative to educational and career goals. This list must then be approved by the European Studies Executive Committee. Note that courses approved for this requirement may not be used to fulfill any other European Studies requirement.
  6. Complete an exit interview during the final semester. Students come to the interview prepared to lead a discussion on one major European issue of their choice that they've encountered in their program. This could be a current political/economic issue like the European Union or immigration, or it could be a historical/interpretive issue regarding our understanding of European identity, history, culture, etc.

Recommended Courses

These courses can be used to fill the Arts and Letters and Social Science GE requirements or for enrichment electives:

    Arts and Letters

      ArtHC 111.
      Engl 230.
      Hum 101, 201, 202.
      Music 101.
      Phil 110.

    Social Sciences

      Anthr 101.
      Econ 110.
      Pl Sc 150, 170.
      Soc 111

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.