European Studies

The following 2020-2021 courses count for concentration credit in the European Studies field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Please note that this list is subject to change through the start of the semester. Make sure you check back before registering for classes.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Briana Smith

Key to Requirements:
Pre-1900: Pre-1900


Celtic Languages and Literatures 109. Finn: The Great Gaelic Hero. Sumner. (Pre-1900)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 110. The Celtic Arthur. Nagy. (Pre-1900)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 138. The Mabinogion: Stories from Medieval Wales. McKenna. (Pre-1900)


Comparative Literature 107. The Politics of Yiddish. Zaritt. (TL)

Comparative Literature 113. Existential Fictions: From Saint Augustine to Jean-Paul Sartre and Beyond. Conley. (TL)

Comparative Literature 129. Singing Love and Horror Stories: Opera and Greek Mythology. Piechocki and Cortese. (Pre-1900)

Comparative Literature 171. Counter-Imperialism and Asian-African Literatures. Lienau. (TL)

Comparative Literature 188. Futurisms (a comparative history. Schnapp. (TL)

Comparative Literature 189. Document, Testimony, and Political Fictions. Bolton and Weir.

Comparative Literature 193. What's Love Got to Do with It? Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Early Modernity. Giron Negron. (Pre-1900)


English 40. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Donoghue. (Pre-1900)

English 45. Arrivals: British Literature, 700-1700. Wilson. (Pre-1900)

English 55. Poets: Foundations of Lyric Poetry. Sacks.

English 90DK. A Divided Kingdom: Nation, Race, and Belonging in Postwar Britain. Rich. (TL)

English 90HB. Five Shakespeare Plays. Shell. (Pre-1900)

English 90KA. The Brontës. Scarry. (Pre-1900)

English 90LV. Consciousness from Austen to Woolf. Wood. (TL)

English 90MR. Race and Religion in Medieval Literature. Wilson. (TL) (Pre-1900)

English 90QO. T.S. Eliot: Seminar. Sacks.

English 90SD. Staging Shakespeare. Miller.

English 90SW. Shakespeare's Women. Garber. (Pre-1900)

English 90WP. W.B. Yeats: Seminar. Sacks.

English 101. Whose English? The Diverse History of the English Language. Donoghue.

English 101B. The Bible and the Arts. Teskey.

English 102C. Introduction to Old English: Inside the Early Medieval English Classroom. Donoghue and Shack. (Pre-1900)

English 103R. Advanced Old English: Riddles. Donoghue. (Pre-1900)

English 111. Epic: From Homer to Star Wars. Whittington and Ravinthiran.

English 131P. Milton's Paradise Lost. Teskey. (Pre-1900)

English 141. When Novels Were New. Lynch. (Pre-1900)

English 160BG. The Bloomsbury Group. Garber.

English 160JE. The Joyce Effect. Blum.

English 165. Proust, Joyce, Woolf: Aestheticism and Modernism. Fisher.


Folklore & Mythology 168. Magic and Faith in Medieval Medicine. TBA. (Pre-1900)


French 61C. The New Wave: Reinventing French Cinema. Knudson.

French 61M. Modern Stories about Paris. Knudson.

French 62. Exploring French Language and Culture Through Industry: Fashion, Cabarets, and les Grands Magasins. Turman.

French 75. Text and Image: Novels & Their Film Adaptations. Kim.

French 76. Protest, Dissent, and Resistance in French Literature. Greene.

French 80. French Theater across Time: An Introduction to Performance. Guyot. (Pre-1900)

History 82D. French Colonial Encounters: 1870s to Present. Lewis. (HS) (TH)

French 106. Crimes of Passion: Balzac's Short Stories. Beizer.

French 136. A la Francaise: French Feminisms Today. Jardine.

French 142. Encounters and the Face-to-Face in Early Modern France. Guyot. (Pre-1900)

French 147. Inventions of Liberty: Enlightenment and Its Shadows, 1700-1789. Conley. (Pre-1900)

French 149. Queer Fictions. Kim.

French 173. Turmoil and Bliss: Poetry in France (1490-1530). Conley. (Pre-1900)

French 180. "The Words to Say It": Women Writing in French from Colette to Satrapi. Jardine.

French 181. France-North Africa, Encounters in Literature and Film: Cultures of Protest and Violence. Conley. (TL)


Gen Ed 1012. The Art and Politics of Propaganda: The Nazis and Their Legacy. Rentschler.

Gen Ed 1090. What Is a Book?. Stern. (Pre-1900)

Gen Ed 1034. Texts in Transition. Blair and Whittington. (Pre-1900)

Gen Ed 1110. Classical Mythology: The Power of Myth in Antiquity and Today. Libby.

Gen Ed 1153. Shakespeare's Timeliness. Garber.

Gen Ed 1156. Modern Art and Modernity. Lajer-Burcharth.


German 63. Germany and Europe: Heimat, Exile, Return. Schwakopf.

German 101. German Literature, Culture, and Society. Schwakopf.

German 102. German Literature, Art, and Thought. Schwakopf.

German 119A. Great Works, Short Texts: German Poetry. Bugard.

German 133. Topics in Music from 1800 to the Present. Gordon and Rehding.

German 140. German Social Thought, Nietzsche to Habermas. Gordon.

German 143. German History: A User's Guide. Frank Johnson. (HS)

German 144. Freud and Psychoanalysis. TBA.

German 150. Under Surveillance: Media, Security, and the Loss of Privacy. Rentschler.

German 179. Austrian History in Literature. Frank Johnson and Schwakopf.


Government 1060. Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy. Nelson.

Government 1243. Russian Politics in Transition. Colton.

Government 2072. Rousseau's Political Thought. Tuck. (Pre-1900)


History 12G. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown. (TH) (Pre-1900)

History 13K. Understanding Beethoven. Gordon and Rehding. (Pre-1900)

History 80G. Travelers to Byzantium. Angelov. (Pre-1900)

History 1004. Modern Europe, 1789 to the Present. Heelan. (HS)

History 1024. The British Empire. Jasanoff. (HS) (TH)

History 1035. Byzantine Civilization. Angelov. (HS) (Pre-1900)

History 1144. The Renaissance in Florence. Hankins. (Pre-1900)

History 1155. Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789. Blair. (HS) (Pre-1900)

History 1206. Empire, Nation, and Immigration in France since 1870. Lewis. (HS) (TH)

History 1240. Artifacts of the Russian Empire. Duncan Smith. (HS) (TH) (Pre-1900)

History 1265. German History: A User's Guide. Frank Johnson. (HS) (TH)

History 1270. Frontiers of Europe: Ukraine since 1500. Plokhii. (HS) (TH) (Pre-1900)

History 1323. German Social Thought, Nietzsche to Habermas. Gordon.

History 1324. French Social Thought, Durkheim to Foucault. Gordon.

History 1919. Austrian History in Literature. Frank Johnson and Schwakopf.

History 1947. The Imperial Map: Geographic Information in the Age of Empire. O'Neill. (TH)

History 1980. The Soviet Empire, 1917-1991. Martin. (HS) (TH)

History 1981. The End of the Russian Empire. Martin. (HS)


History & Literature 90DZ. Too Soon? Comedy in Europe's Tragic Twentieth Century. Brackney. (TH) (TL)

History & Literature 90EJ. Espionage: A Cultural History. White. (TL)

History & Literature 90EL. France and its "Others": Race, Nation, and Identity in (Post)Imperial Society. Boonstra. (TH) (TL)

History & Literature 90EM. Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas. Niles. (TH) (TL)


History of Art & Architecture 45M. Medieval Media. Hamburger. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 56G. Spanish Golden Age Painting: Truth and Deceit. Pereda. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 138M. From Byzantium to the British Isles: The Materiality of Late Antiquity. Georganteli. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 142P. Architecture through the Ages: Notre-Dame-de-Paris. Hamburger. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 144M. Hagia Sophia: Architecture, Space and Ceremony. Kalavrezou. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 157K. The Age of Albrecht Dürer. Koerner. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 161G. Francisco de Goya. Pereda. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 176G. Women as Photographers in Weimar Germany and in Exile. Buchloh.

History of Art & Architecture 177G. Workshop of Revolution: From Studio to Street After 1917. Gough.

History of Art & Architecture 177K. Art After State Violence: The Paris Commune & Its Repression. Gough. (Pre-1900)


History of Science 100. Knowing the World: An Introduction to the History of Science. Marcus and Wilson. (Pre-1900)


Humanities 10A. A Humanities Colloquium: From Homer to Garcia Marquez. Menand et al.

Humanities 10B. A Humanities Colloquium: From Joyce to Homer. Greenblatt et al.


Italian 111. Italian Cinema: 10 Masterpieces. Erspamer.

Italian 116. Renaissance Revolutions. Erspamer. (Pre-1900)

Italian 141. Epic Wars: Heroic Stories from Homer to the Renaissance. Erspamer. (Pre-1900)

Italian 162. What Is Time? Erspamer. (Pre-1900)


Medieval Greek 115. Introduction to Byzantine Greek. Riehle. (Pre-1900)


Medieval Latin 10. Introduction to Medieval Latin Literature. Trettel. (Pre-1900)

Medieval Latin 121. Latin Literature 1300-1600 CE. Trettel. (Pre-1900)

Medieval Latin 123. Augustine, De civitate dei. Trettel. (Pre-1900)


Medieval Studies 109. Poverty, Wealth, and Religion in the Middle Ages. FitzGerlad. (HS) (Pre-1900)

Medieval Studies 111. Sex, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages. Gilsdorf. (HS) (Pre-1900)

Medieval Studies 117. English Legal History, 600-1600. Kamali. (Pre-1900)


Modern Greek 145. Dreams and Literature. Roilos.


Music 192RR. Topics in Music from 1600-1800. Van Orden and Guyot. (Pre-1900)


Philosophy 8. Self and the World: An Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy. Simmons. (Pre-1900)

Philosophy 34. Existentialism in Literature and Film. Kelly.

Philosophy 125. Beyond Dualism: Descartes and His Critics. Simmons. (Pre-1900)

Philosophy 188. Philosophy and Literature. Moran.


Religion 1525. The Holocaust: Religion and Representation. Madigan.

Religion 1529. The Holocaust and the Churches, 1933-45. Madigan.


Romance Studies 168. Futurisms (A Comparative History). Schnapp. (TL)


Scandinavian 55. One Hundred Years of Scandinavian Cinema. TBA.


Slavic 114. Squaring the Circle: Russia, Art, Revolution. Khitrova.

Slavic 116. The Russian Novel. Buckler. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 121. Ballet, Past and Present. Khitrova.

Slavic 125. Modern Russian: The Back Story. Flier. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 127. Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture. Skakov.

Slavic 133. Modernist Journeys. Skakov. (TL)

Slavic 147. Russian Fiction in the Soviet Era. Weir.

Slavic 157. Tolstory. Buckler. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 181. Document, Testimony, and Political Fictions. Bolton and Weir.

Slavic 182. The Political Novel. Bolton. (TL)

Slavic 185. 18th-Century Russian Literature: Seminar. Khitrova. (Pre-1900)


Social Studies 98PV. The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School. Clavey.

Social Studies 98RC. The Politics of Culture in Europe. Brandel.


Spanish 72. Introduction to Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture. Vega-Duran.

Spanish 81. Table Talk and Food Writing. Liander.

Spanish 88. Inspiring Women: The History of Women in Spain in Dialogue with Hispanic America. Vega-Duran.

Spanish 153. Narratives of Identity about 19th- and 20th-Century Spain. Aguirre-Oteiza.

Spanish 171. Barcelona and the Catalan Culture. Obis Monne.

Spanish 80T. Words of Which History is Made: Translation Workshop on 20th-Century Spain. Aguirre-Oteiza.

Spanish 80TS. Translating Boundaries in Spain. Aguirre-Oteiza.


Swedish 20A. Intermediate Swedish: Childhood in Swedish Literature and Culture. Broome.


Yiddish 107. The Politics of Yiddish. Zaritt. (TL)