Undergraduate Major Required Courses
European Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and its courses are taught in a number of departments.
Taught in Spring Term 2016
360:301 Construction of Contemporary Europe - Instructor: S. Petursson Click HERE for sample syllabus (PDF Download)
Geography - 450:332 - this required course IS being offered in spring 2016.
History - 510:101 and 510:102 Development of Europe I and II
For a complete listing of courses qualifying for the major, click here.
Other qualifying courses in spring 2016
360:292 New Course! Exile under Nazism and Communism - Nancy Sinkoff (not required, but it is a European Studies course, cross-listed with Jewish Studies and History)
Click HERE for a course description (PDF Download) Note that this course contains a special optional component, a "Global Field Experience" consisting of a weeklong trip to Poland for "A Tale of Two Uprisings," exploring the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Click HERE for a description of the course and HERE for a link to its Study Abroad brochure and registration.
860:334/195:334 New course! Empire in Russian Culture - Edyta Bojanowska
The central focus will be on cultural representations of empire in literature,
painting, and film. These will be brought into conversation with readings in history, political
science, and postcolonial theory. The course will include a visit to the Zimmerli Museum
and a film series “Empire on the Post-Soviet Screen." Click on the image for further information.
Louis Horvath Scholarships for Rutgers undergraduates interested in Hungarian Studies
The Institute of Hungarian Studies (IHS) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies. Through the generous support of the Louis Horvath Endowment, the IHS offers $2000 travel and research fellowships to support outstanding Rutgers undergraduates who want to pursue an independent research project in any aspect of Hungarian studies.
Horvath Fellowships may be used to pursue individual projects in Hungarian Studies in many different ways including: a Study Abroad program in Hungary, or travel (to Hungary and/or to countries with Hungarian communities outside Hungary), research and living expenses while abroad, and tuition for Hungarian language programs or other kinds of study abroad programs in Hungary. Project should be completed by December 31, 2015.
For a downloadable PDF with complete application details, click here.
Events for Europeanists at Rutgers-New Brunswick
Welcome to the Center For European Studies at Rutgers
The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on modern Europe at Rutgers and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.
Please explore our website, which details our activities and provides information on upcoming events. We hope you will join us in supporting European Studies at Rutgers.