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European Studies

European studies is a faculty-driven initiative of UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) that provides opportunities for studying the multifaceted nature of a changing Europe - its history; its languages; its cultural, political, economic, and social fabric; and its borders. European studies not only offers courses at the graduate level but also as an undergraduate certificate.

European studies (EUST) was created in 2000 with the generous grant of $150,000 from the Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund as well as the support of the provost and the dean of Arts and Sciences. Since then, a collective of interested faculty from History, German Studies, Romance Languages & Literatures, Political Science, English & Comparative Literature, Classics, Sociology and other fields related to the study of Europe has developed a dynamic and growing program that has garnered highly competitive national and regional funding, including grants from the Ohio Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

We offer courses and certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses and other events are open to all who are interested in European studies.

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Program Code

15CERT2-EUST

Duration

1 years

Location

Main Campus

Department

Interdisciplinary
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

738 Old Chem
PO Box 210372
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0372
Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang
Email: Sunnie.rucker-chang@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-2752

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Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

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European Studies Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    European Studies Certificate Requirements
    • EUST1001, Introduction to European Studies, DC, HP, 3
    • EUST5001, European Studies Capstone Seminar, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Two courses from Social Science group below, 6
    • XXXXxxxx, Two courses from History, Culture & Philosophy group below, 6
    • XXXXxxxx, Two courses from Languages & Literature group below, 6
    Groupings:
    Languages and Literature
    • ENGB2034, Survey of English Literature I, HU, 3
    • ENGB2035, Survey of English Literature II, HU, 3
    • ENGB2050, Shakespeare's Plays, 3
    • ENGB3006, Introduction to Shakespeare, 3
    • ENGB3010, History of the Book, 3
    • ENGB3014, Eighteenth-Century British Fiction, 3
    • ENGB3015, Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, 3
    • ENGB3016, Twentieth-Century British Fiction, 3
    • ENGB3017, 19th-Century Gothic Literature, 3
    • ENGB3031, MILTON, 3
    • ENGB3048, EARLY MODERN DRAMA I, 3
    • ENGB3049, EARLY MODERN DRAMA II, 3
    • ENGB3052, Age of Donne, 3
    • ENGB3053, AUGUSTAN AGE, 3
    • ENGB3056, Age of Sensibility, 3
    • ENGB3057, Poetry and Cultural Studies, 3
    • ENGB3061, Romantic Literature, 3
    • ENGB3064, Victorian Poetry, 3
    • ENGB3065, Victorian Age, 3
    • ENGB3067, Modern British Poetry, 3
    • ENGB3070, Modern Irish Literature, 3
    • ENGB3074, Contemporary British Fiction, 3
    • ENGB3075, Contemporary British Poetry, 3
    • ENGB4001, Seminar: British Literature, 3
    • ENGC3038, Introduction to Medieval Literature, 3
    • ENGC3057, WESTERN TRADITIONS IN LITERATURE I, 3
    • ENGC3058, WESTERN TRADITIONS IN LITERATURE II, 3
    • ENGC3071, Realism and Naturalism in European Fiction, 3
    • ENGC3083, Early Celtic Literature in Translation, 3
    • ENGC3086, Modern Celtic Literatures, 1900-2000, 3
    • ENGC4021, Female Bildungsroman, 3
    • FREN1041, French Literature in Translation, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN1055, Introduction to French Film, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN1081, France World Cultures, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN1083, French Revolution, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN1085, French Civilization I, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN1086, French Civilization II, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN2002, French Immersion, DC, 1
    • FREN2015, French Composition and Conversation, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN2016, French Composition and Conversation II, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN2045, Survey of French Language Literature in Translation, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN2065, Study Abroad: French Culture & Civilization, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3001, French Grammar and Composition, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3011, French Phonetics, 3
    • FREN3021, Business French I, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3022, Business French II, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3031, French Culture Through Film, 3
    • FREN3032, Paris The City from Gothic to Modern Times, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3041, Introduction to French Literature, DC, HU, 3
    • FREN3042, Modern French Literature, 3
    • FREN3043, Medieval - Renaissance French Literature, 3
    • FREN3044, Survey of 17th and 18th Century French Literature, 3
    • FREN3045, Women and Witchcraft, HP, HU, 3
    • FREN3061, Study Tour: France, 3 - 4
    • FREN3062, Study Tour: Paris Today, 3 - 4
    • FREN3081, France Today, 3
    • FREN4001, Advanced Grammar and Composition, 3
    • FREN4002, Advanced French Conversation, 3
    • FREN4008, French - English Translation, 3
    • FREN4041, Topics in French Literature and Culture, 3
    • FREN4061, French Study Abroad, 12 - 18
    • FREN5011, Independent Study in French, 1 - 15
    • GRMN1081, Survey of German Cultural History 1, HP, 3
    • GRMN1082, Survey of German Cultural History 2, HP, 3
    • GRMN1083, Introduction to German Culture: Germany, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN1084, Introduction to German Culture: Austria and Switzerland, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN2041, German Folklore 1: Fairy Tales, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN2042, German Folklore 2: Faust Myth, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN2045, Comedy in German Literature and Film, HP, HU, 3
    • GRMN2061, Study Abroad in Munich: Intensive Language and Culture, DC, HU, 1 - 10
    • GRMN2062, Berlin - Past and Present, HP, HU, 3 - 6
    • GRMN2064, Study Abroad: German Cultural History & Civilization, DC, HP, 3
    • GRMN2065, Study Abroad: German Culture & Civilization I, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN3001, Introduction to German Studies 1, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN3002, Introduction to German Studies 2, DC, HU, 3
    • GRMN3052, Advanced Topics in Film Studies, FA, HU, 3
    • GRMN3061, Animals in German Literature and Film: Apes, Dogs, and Spiders, 3
    • GRMN4001, Seminar in German Studies 1, 3
    • GRMN4002, Seminar in German Studies 2, 3
    • GRMN5004, Independent Project, 1 - 6
    • GRMN6001, Survey of German Literature 1, 3 - 4
    • GRMN6002, Survey of German Literature 2, 3 - 4
    • JUDC2052, Introduction to Jewish Literature, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC2053, Yiddish Literature in Translation, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC2056, Literature of the Holocaust, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC2073, Film and Holocaust, DC, HP, 3
    • JUDC3014, Jewish Women's Salons and Their Impact on Culture, Identity and Modernity , DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC3031, Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition, 3
    • JUDC3032, Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition, 3
    • JUDC3056, Yiddish Literature in Translation, 3
    • LATN3001, Prose, DC, HU, 3
    • LATN3002, Vergil's Aeneid, DC, HU, 3
    • LATN4002, Lyric Poetry, 3
    • LATN4003, Epistolography, 3
    • LATN4004, Elegiac Poetry, 3
    • SPAN1055, Film & Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN1081, Spain World Cultures, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN2015, Spanish Composition and Conversation, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN2016, Spanish Composition and Conversation, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN2019, Introduction to Spanish Literature and Culture, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN2021, Spanish Immersion, DC, 1
    • SPAN2045, Survey of Spanish Language Literature in Translation, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3001, Spanish Grammar and Composition, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3002, Speaking in Spanish, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3011, Spanish Phonetics, 3
    • SPAN3021, Business Spanish I, DC, SE, 3
    • SPAN3022, Business Spanish II, DC, SE, 3
    • SPAN3031, Spanish Film, 3
    • SPAN3033, Intermediate Spanish Through Theatre, 3
    • SPAN3041, Introduction to Hispanic Literature, DC, HU, 3
    • SPAN3043, Spanish Literature: Medieval through Golden Age, 3
    • SPAN3044, Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries, 3
    • SPAN3061, Study Tour: Spain, 3 - 4
    • SPAN3083, Spain Today, 3
    • SPAN3085, Spanish Civilization I, 3
    • SPAN3086, Spanish Civilization II, 3
    • SPAN4001, Advanced Grammar, 3
    • SPAN4002, Advanced Spanish Conversation, 3
    • SPAN4007, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics , 3
    • SPAN4041, Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture, 3
    • SPAN4061, Spanish Study Abroad, 12 - 18
    • SPAN5011, Independent Study in Spanish, 1 - 15
    History, Culture and Philosophy
    • CLAS3001, Greek and Roman Warfare, DC, HP, 3
    • CLAS3002, Greek and Roman Religion, DC, HP, 3
    • CLAS3011, Palaces of the Bronze Age Aegean , DC, HP, 3
    • CLAS3012, The Acropolis of Athens: An Ancient City's Sacred Heart , FA, HP, 3
    • CLAS3013, Roman Cities , DC, HP, 3
    • CLAS3021, Sex and Gender in the Ancient World, SE, HU, 3
    • CLAS4001, Bread and Butter: Food in the Ancient World, 3
    • CLAS4002, Nuts and Bolts: Technology in the Ancient World, 3
    • CLAS4003, Warp and Weft: Textile in the Ancient World, 3
    • HIST1005, European History I, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST1006, European History II, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3053, Structures of Everyday Life in Europe, 1500-1800 , HP, 3
    • HIST3054, Early Modern France, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3055, The Renaissance in Italy, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3056, The European Renaissance, 3
    • HIST3057, Anna Karenina's Russia, 3
    • HIST3058, Empire and Nation in Eurasia, 3
    • HIST3059, Russia in the Age of Peter the Great, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3060, Women and Gender in Modern Europe, HP, 3
    • HIST3065, Weimar Germany and the Rise of Nazism, 3
    • HIST3066, National Socialism and the Holocaust, SE, HP, 3
    • HIST3070, Rulers, Rebels, and Rights: Early Modern England, 1485-1689, 3
    • HIST3071, Plagues and Witches, 3
    • HIST3072, Saints and Sinners, 3
    • HIST3073, Cinema and Society in Britain 1930s-1960s, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3077, Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 3
    • HIST3078, World War I and the World, HP, 3
    • HIST3081, The Holocaust, DC, HP, 3
    • HIST3085, Film and the History of World War II, 3
    • HIST4013, The Idea of Europe: European Integration in the Twentieth Century., 3
    • HIST4023, European Colonization, 3
    • HIST4028, Gender in Britain and North America, 1600-1850, 3
    • HIST4029, Internationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Modern European History, 3
    • HIST4050, African and European Encounters, 1440-1800, 3
    • HIST4051, History of the British Empire, 3
    • HIST4053, Popular Culture and History from Shakespeare to Picasso, 3
    • HIST4054, The Reformation, 3
    • HIST4057, Gender and European Colonialism, 1500-1800, 3
    • HIST4059, Blood and Iron: Nationalism in Europe and the US, 1848-1871 , 3
    • HIST4067, Russia since 1900, 3
    • JUDC3043, Medieval Mediterranean Jews 4th-15th centuries, 3
    • JUDC3082, Studies in the Holocaust, 3
    • JUDC3087, Freud and Judaism, 3
    • JUDC4080, Jews in Europe, 3
    • JUDC4081, Spanish Jewry, 3
    • JUDC4082, East European Jews to World War I, 3
    • PHIL3068, Existentialism , SE, HU, 3
    • PHIL4062, Descartes , 3
    • PHIL4063, Locke , 3
    • PHIL4064, Kant , 3
    • PHIL4065, Marx & Marxism , 3
    • PHIL4067, Wittgenstein , 3
    Social Sciences
    • ANTH3019, European Prehistory, HP, SS, 3
    • ANTH3070, Peoples of the Balkans: Women and Men in Balkan Societies, 3
    • ANTH4036, Field Research: European Archaeology, 3 - 6
    • GEOG2016, Geography of Europe, DC, SS, 3
    • GEOG3047, Political Geography, 3
    • POL2074, Politics of Russia, DC, SS, 3
    • POL2077, Politics of Europe, DC, SS, 3
    • POL3041, Marx and the Marxist Tradition, 3
    • POL3076, Politics of the European Union, 3
    • POL6076, The New Europe, 3 - 4
    • POL6077, Europe vs America: Challenges in Trans-Atlantic Relations, 3 - 4
    • SOC2089, The Global Community: Cultural Diversity and Interaction, DC, SS, 3
    • SOC3005, Survey of Sociological Theory, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.

 

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.

 

Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.

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