Undergraduate: European Studies

 The European Studies major explores European society and culture from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will become familiar with Europe’s distinctive history and politics, its commerce and media, and its contributions to the arts, literature, and ideas. Majors will demonstrate a solid grounding in at least one European language and will spend a term of study at one or more of Webster’s European campuses.

Degree Requirements

36 credit hours in European Studies, divided into the following distribution areas:
12 credits in European History and Politics
12 credits in European Commerce and Communications
12 credits in European Arts and Expression
ISTL 4510. European Studies Overview (may be taken for 0 or 1 credit)
27 general education credit hours
65 elective credit hours

Other Program Requirements

  1. Four advanced level courses (3000 or 4000) which cover all of the (three) distribution areas
  2. 2. Proficiency in one of the following languages: French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Proficiency may be demonstrated either by a foreign language exam or by passing a course in one of these languages at the 3000 level.
  3. At least one term of study at Webster University’s campus in London, Leiden, Geneva, or Vienna (Students may, with the approval of the program director, also fulfill this requirement at a university in Europe that is outside the Webster network)

Distribution Areas

An asterisk indicates that the course must have an appropriate subtitle to qualify toward the major or else must be approved by the program director as having relevant content. In many cases, appropriate courses under these sub-headings will only be offered on Webster’s European campuses.
Courses not on this list may be substituted with the permission of the program director.

European History & Politics

HIST 1010: Topics in History*
HIST 2220 Modern Europe (may be repeated if topics differ)
POLT 2250 Politics in the Industrialized World
POLT 3400 Comparative Politics*
POLT 4600 Political Science Seminar*

Commerce & Communications

BUSN 1200 Introduction to Business*
MNGT 3320 Business Law: International
MNGT 3400 Human Resource Management*
MNGT 3450 Principles of Organizational Behavior*
MNGT 3500 Marketing*
MNGT 3510 Advertising*
MNGT 4100 International Management
MNGT 4330 International Marketing
ECON 4600 Comparative Economic Systems
JOUR 3150 Topics in Modern Media*
MEDC 3260 International Communications

European Arts & Expression

ENGL 2110 Perspectives*
ENGL 2210 Literature into Film*
ENGL 3900 Myth and Classical Literature (Homer, Virgil, and Dante)
ENGL 4020 Heroic Themes (Malory, Spenser, and Milton)
ENGL 4150 Shakespeare I
GNST 1400 Civilization and the Arts*
ARHS 2210 Introduction to the History of Western Art
ARHS 2350 Introductory Topics in Art History*
ARHS 3360 History of Modern Art*
ARHS 4350 Topics in Art History*
MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation
PHIL 2300 Social and Political Philosophy*
PHIL 3350 Philosophical Ethics*
PHIL 4050 Topics in the History of Philosophy*
RELG 4040 Belief Systems*
RELG 4400 Spiritual Paths and Classics*