Center receives a sixth German Embassy Campus Week Award
The Center for European Studies has received a grant from the German Embassy's German Information Center to sponsor a series of fall term events on the theme of "Germany Meets the US." The award supports programs that promote greater understanding of Germany and its relationship with the US among college students. This year, our series of programs will focus on women’s political leadership and political participation in Germany and the US, highlighting German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership on the world stage and Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential candidacy in the US. For more information, click here.
October 3: 7:15 pm Student Debate between the Rutgers Association of International Relations and the Rutgers Debate Union at the Red Lion Cafe, Rutgers Student Center - Resolved: Germany’s high levels of representation of women in politics makes its political system more democratic than America’s.
UPDATE! Rutgers University Debate Union won the 2016 Student Debate. Congratulations to team members Pavel Tempkin (Philosophy and Computer Science) and Max Albert (Philosophy and English). Runner-up Rutgers Association of International Relations team members were Gabriel Borger (Industrial and Systems Engineering) and Maria Arteta (History). The teams are once again even, 3 wins each over 6 years.
Second Event! October 24: 4:00 PM at the Eagleton Institute for Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, DC: Women Run the World? Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton & Women's Political Leadership
Third Event! December 2: 1:00 PM at the Rutgers University Inn, 190 Ryders Lane, "What's Next for Women and Politics in Germany and the US
Events in other units for Europeanists at Rutgers-New Brunswick
Undergraduate Major and Minor Required Courses
European Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and its courses are taught in a number of departments.
Taught in Fall Term 2016
360:401 The Idea of Contemporary Europe - Instructor: S. Petursson Click HERE for sample syllabus (PDF Download)
History - 510:101 and 510:102 Development of Europe I and II
For a complete listing of courses qualifying for the major, click here.
Additional qualifying courses
Not a complete list; these courses highlight some occasional or unusual offerings. See the undergraduate advisor to ask about other qualifying courses.
510:375 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union - Instructor: J. Hellbeck
510:383 Eastern Europe, 1945-Present - Instructor: M. Feinberg
790:370 Western Traditions in Political Science, Plato to Machiavelli - Instructor: D. Bathory
790:381 Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe - Instructor: Locoman
Russian and East European Languages and Literatures
787:250 Contemporary Polish Literature (in English) - Instructor: E. Bojanowska
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. Our 2015-16 Annual Report is available here.
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.