Requirements for Designation to the D.E. in European Studies

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Students admitted to the Designated Emphasis Program must complete the following requirements:

  1. Students will be required to complete two required “core” courses offered by the D.E.
    The first of the required courses is European Studies 200: Ideas of Europe and European Identities. This course engages with a critical reflection on the notion of Europe and European identities, either from a historical and/or a contemporary perspective. It will provide a critical explanatory analysis of issues relating to European history, European borders, integration and disintegration, migration, transnational Europe, postcolonial Europe, and/or the position of Europe in a globalized world. With approval of the Advising Committee, European Studies 200 can be cross-listed/room-shared with an existing course taught by any faculty member of the Graduate Group at one of the Departments that have officially committed to sponsor the new D.E.
    The second required course (although it may be taken first) is European Studies 201: European Institutions and Social Conflicts. This course engages with a reflection on European institutions and social conflicts, either from a historical and/or contemporary perspective. It will provide a critical explanatory analysis of issues relating to European institutions such as the EU Commission, Council, Parliament and Court of Justice, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, as well as general issues relating to the European economy and/or social and political conflicts within Europe. With approval of the Advising Committee, European Studies 201 can be cross-listed/room-shared with an existing course taught by any faculty member of the Graduate Group at one of the Departments that have officially committed to sponsor the new D.E.
    These two courses serve as the integrative courses for the program. Every semester, either European Studies 200 and/or European Studies 201 will be offered.
    The Graduate Group in European Studies is committed to ensure a coherent intellectual community within European Studies. For this reason, the entire student cohort of every academic year is expected to enroll in the same European Studies 200 and European Studies 201 course. So, students enrolling in the DE in Spring 2016, will need to enroll in ES 200 and ES 201 offered during the 2016-17 academic year, students enrolling in the DE in Fall 2016, will need to enroll in ES 200 and ES 201 offered during the 2017-18 academic year, etc. By the end of each Spring semester, the DE website will indicate which "core" courses will be offered in the following academic year. With approval of the Advising Committee, students are allowed to postpone enrollment in these two "core" courses.
  2. Besides the two required “core” courses, students will be required to complete two approved electives.
  3. The two electives will be chosen in consultation with the Head Graduate Adviser. These courses will support the interdisciplinary nature of the program with attention to the individual students’ research interests. At least one of these electives must be taken outside the student’s home department. 
  4. List of potential electives offered by the different departments sponsoring the D.E. and approved by the Advising Committee:
  5. ITALIAN 201, 203, 215, 230, 235, 260
  6. SLAVIC 248, 258, 285 
  7. FRENCH 202, 203, 245, 265
  8. SOCIOL 201 E, 280 Q, 280 X
  9. COM LIT 210, 212, 215, 266
  10. RHETOR 200
  11. SPANISH 202, 203
  12. HISTORY 280 A, B, C, 275 A, B, C
  13. LAW 261U, 264.5, 264.7, 261, 261.17, 261.1, 262.3  
  14. ECON 210B, 220B
  15. POL SCI 201A, 209 A, 210, 212 A, 212 B, 212 C, 215 A, 215 B, 247 A, 247 G
  16. SCANDIN 240, 250
  17. A,RESEC 241
  18. DEVP 222
  19. HISTART 258, 260, 262, 263, 270, 281, 290
  20. GERMAN 201, 205, 206, 210, 212, 214, 268, 270
  21. Students may petition for a course not on this list if approved by the Head Graduate Adviser. Students can count towards the Elective courses already taken before enrolling in the DE.
  22. Examination: A member of the Graduate Group in European Studies must be a formal member of the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination committee. Under most circumstances, the Graduate Group member in the student’s home department will serve in this function. A member of the Graduate Group may also serve as the outside member of the Qualifying Exam committee if not a faculty member of the student’s major. A European Studies topic must be included as a subject on the Qualifying Examination. Satisfactory performance on the Qualifying Examination for the Ph.D. will be judged according to the established rules in the student’s major program.
  23. Dissertation: A member of the Graduate Group in European Studies must be a formal member of the dissertation committee. The dissertation must relate to European Studies (European culture, history, politics, art, literature, linguistics, sociology, law, etc.).
  24. Degree conferral: Upon completion of all requirements of the student’s major program and the D.E. in European Studies, students will receive a designation on their transcript and diploma stating that they have completed a “Ph.D. in (…) with a Designated Emphasis in European Studies.”

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