European Studies

The following 2021-2022 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


AFVS 70. The Art of Film. Frahm.

Celtic Languages and Literatures 101. Irish Heroic Saga. Nagy. (Pre-1900)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 111. Shapeshifting and Identity in Celtic Traditions. McKenna. (Pre-1900)

Celtic Languages and Literatures 188. Songs of the Highlander. Sumner. (Pre-1900)

Classical Studies 122. Identity and the Self in the Medieval Greek Tradition. Angelov and Riehle. (Pre-1900)

Comparative Literature 114. Mysticism and Literature. Negron.

Comparative Literature 123. Isolation and Islands. Shell.

Comparative Literature 140. Travel Writing as World Literature: From Marco Polo to Italo Calvino (And Beyond). Wisniewski. (TL) 

Comparative Literature 170. Poetic Revolutions in French and Francophone Poetry of the 19th and 20th Century. Conley. (TL)

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

Comparative Literature 175. Mahler and the Finis Austriae. Hamilton & Cortese.

Comparative Literature 180. Bargaining with the Devil: The Faust Legend. Hamilton. (TL) (Pre-1900)


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

English 90KB. Poems of Seamus Heaney and Thomas Hardy. Scarry.

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

English 102C. Introduction to Old English: Landscape, Seascape, and Early Ecologies. Donoghue. (Pre-1900)

English 103W. Advanced Old English: Wisdom Poetry. Carella. (Pre-1900)

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

English 119TY. English Literature: The First 1000 Years. Niles. (Pre-1900)

English 122IW. Imagining the World in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Niles. (TL) (Pre-1900)

English 124SG. Sex, Gender, and Shakespeare. Niles. (Pre-1900)

English 145A. Jane Austen's Fiction and Fans. Lynch. (Pre-1900)

English 151AN. The Age of the Novel. Menon. (Pre-1900)

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

French 70A. Inventions of Space: French Literature from Origins to the Enlightenment. Conley. (Pre-1900)

French 70C. Introduction to Francophone Literature. Rodriguez. (TL)

French 80. French Theater and Performance. Rodriguez.

French 83. Photography and Literature. Rodriguez.

French 88. Comic Relief: The Power of Humor in Social Fiction. Richman.

French 110. Marcel Proust and his Times. Greene .

French 112. Lyric Poetry in Medieval and Renaissance France. Greene . (Pre-1900)

French 117. The Politics and Aesthetics of Mourning. Rodriguez.

French 135. Under the Table/Sous la Table. Beizer. (Pre-1900)

French 150. Voyages and Voyageurs in Early Modern France (Pre-1900) (TL)

French 177. Poetic Revolutions in French and Francophone Poetry of the 19th and 20th Century. Conley. (TL)

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


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

Gen Ed 1081. The Celts: People or Construct?. McKenna. (Pre-1900)

Gen Ed 1088. The Crusades and the Making of East and West. Angelov. (Pre-1900)

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

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

Gen Ed 1118. The Holocaust. Madigan. 

Gen Ed 1138. Consent. Scarry.

Gen Ed 1140. Borders. Lewis. (TH)

German 64. Recall, Recollect, Remember. Stewart.

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

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

German 119C. Great Works, Short Texts: German Theory. Burgard. (Pre-1900)

German 143. German History From Bismarck to Hitler. Frank Johnson. (HS)

German 154. The Frankfurt School on Film and Mass Culture. Rentschler.

German 169. Cold War Stories: Art and Politics in the Two Germanies. Schwakopf.

German 171. Just Law? Truth, Trial & Error in German Literature. Schwakopf.

German 175. Mahler and the Finis Austriae. Hamilton.

German 178. Vienna in the 20th Century. Frank Johnson .

German 180. Bargaining with the Devil: The Faust Legend. Hamilton. (TL) (Pre-1900)

German 189. Text-Sound-Image: Intermediality in Modern and Contemporary German Poetry. Schwakopf.


Government 1060. Ancient and Medieval Political Philosophy. Nelson. (Pre-1900)

Government 1061. The History of Modern Political Philosophy. Mansfield. (Pre-1900)

Government 1094. The Jewish Political Tradition. Nelson. (Pre-1900) (TH)

Government 1190. The Politics of Europe. Ziblatt.

Government 1243. Russian Politics in Transition. Colton.

History 12S. Biography and Autobiography in Renaissance Italy. Hankins. (Pre-1900)

History 12T. Stalin and Stalinism. Martin.

History 12V. Identity and the Self in the Medieval Greek Tradition. Angelov and Riehle. (Pre-1900)

History 89A. British Colonial Violence in the 20th Century. Elkins. (TH)

History 1029. Early Modern Britain, 1485-1714. Cratty. (HS) (Pre-1900)

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

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

History 1221. Postwar Germanies. Folland.

History 1265. German History From Bismarck to Hitler. Frank Johnson. (HS) (TH)

History 1301. Western Intellectual History: The Prehistory of Modern Thought. Hankins. (HS) (Pre-1900)

History 1906. Vienna in the 20th Century. Frank Johnson.

History 1921. The History of Law in Europe. Herzog. (HS) (Pre-1900)

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

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 90EU. The Rise of the Far Right in Europe. Boonstra. (TH) (TL)

History & Literature 90EY. Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the Modern World. Slobodkin. (TH) (TL)

History of Art & Architecture 42P. Architecture through the Ages: Notre-Dame-de-Paris. Hamburger. (Pre-1900)

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

History of Art & Architecture 63. The Art of Love: Erotic Painting from Botticelli to Goya. Kinew. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 126V. Arts, Artifacts, Architecture: Ottoman Visual & Material Cultures Between East and West. Necipoglu-Kafadar. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 141K. Rome, Constantinople, Ravenna in the Light of Imperial Rule. Kalavrezou. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 143M. Art of the Court of Constantinople. Kalavrezou. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 155M. Expansion and Reflection: Visual and Material Culture in the Dutch Republic. Grootenboer. (Pre-1900)

History of Art & Architecture 156V. Hieronymus Bosch. Koerner. (Pre-1900)

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

History of Art & Architecture 177M. Manet to Man Ray: Modern Art and its Colonial Matrix. Gough. (TH)

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 138. The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy. Pistoja. (Pre-1900)

Italian 165. Preparing the Revolution: Machiavelli, Gramsci, and the People. Erspamer.

Jewish Studies 148. How Jews Read (and Write). Stern. (Pre-1900)

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

Medieval Latin 105. A Germanic Hero and his Afterlife: Walter's Poem. Ziolkowski. (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. Donahue. (HS) (Pre-1900)

Medieval Studies 119. Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe. Donahue. (HS) (Pre-1900)

Philosophy 34. Existentialism in Literature and Film. Kelly.

Philosophy 117. Medieval Philosophy. McDonough. (Pre-1900)

Portuguese 123A. Portuguese Literary Studies I. Blackmore. (Pre-1900)

Portuguese 123B. Portuguese Literary Studies II. Blackmore.

Portuguese 183. Pessoa's Poetry of the Selves. Blackmore.

Religion 1434BIOA/B. The History of Christianity through Biography and Autobiography, ca. 150-1500. . (Pre-1900)

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

Religion 1543. Nineteenth Century Religions Thought: Theology and the Critique of Religion. Lamberth. (Pre-1900)

Religion 1545DL. Suffering and Evil in Western Thought. Lamberth.

Russian 111. Advanced Russian: Readings in Russian/Post-Soviet Studies. Pokrovsky.

Russian 112. Advanced Russian: Russian Media. Pokrovsky.

Russian 113. Advanced Russian: Readings in Russian Literature. Pokrovsky.

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

Scandinavian 102. Scandinavian Folklore: Trolls, Trolldom and the Uses of Tradition. Mitchell.

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

Slavic 118. War and Peace. Buckler. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 121. Ballet, Past and Present. Khitrova.

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

Slavic 132. Russia's Golden Age: Literature, Arts, and Culture. Buckler. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 138. Apocalypse Then! Forging the Culture of Medieval Rus. Flier. (Pre-1900)

Slavic 143. Eastern European Modernism, 1918-1939. Strikha. 

Slavic 144. Communism and the Politics of Culture: Czechoslovakia from World War II to the Velvet Revolution. Bolton.

Slavic 167. Down with Lenin! Ukrainian Culture from the Fall of Communism to the War with Russia. Strikha. 

Slavic 189. The Other Russia: Twenty-First Century Films, Fictions, States of Mind. Sandler.

Spanish 70B. Golden Age Literature. Negron. (Pre-1900)

Spanish 70C. Tales of Two Spains: A Survey of Spanish Modern Literature and Culture. Aguirre-Oteiza.

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

Spanish 89. Discussing the Spanish Civil War. Aguirre-Oteiza.

Spanish 122. Spanish Film from Bunuel to Almodovar. Vega-Duran.

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

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