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Undergraduate Major and Minor Required Courses
European Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and its courses are taught in a number of departments.
Taught in Spring Term 2018
360:401 The Idea of Europe - Instructor: B Davis Click HERE for sample syllabus (PDF Download)
360:292 Exile under Nazism and Communism - Instructor: N. Sinkoff
360:320 Lessons from Europe - Instructor: D. Kelemen
History - 510:101 and 510:102 Development of Europe I and II
Geography - 450:332 - Geography of Eastern Europe, Ariel Otruba
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.
Virtually any of the courses in European History listed under this number will work as part of a European Studies major, but the European Studies Undergraduate Adviser should be consulted about how to combine them.
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.