European Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, all courses at the University of Florida are taught in English, with the exception of specific foreign language courses.

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The Center for European Studies (CES), housed within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), is an interdisciplinary area studies center focused on the study of Europe, and facilitating the training of scholars and experts in European studies in the United States. In addition to the minors, certificates, and major, the center offers study abroad programs in Europe and various scholarships and grants for undergraduates.
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Courses

EUS 2001 European Experience: a Humanities Perspective 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introductory interdisciplinary study of contemporary Europe from an arts and humanities perspective. (H and N)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International

EUS 2003 European Experience: a Social Science Perspective 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introductory interdisciplinary study of contemporary Europe from a social science perspective. (N and S)

Attributes: General Education - International, General Education - Social Science

EUS 2131 Spices, Dumplings, and Coffee: Food Customs in Europe 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Studies agriculture, geography, and culture from the perspective of food production, customs, and health in European countries.

EUS 3030 Greece During the Second World War 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A broad history of Greece during WWII, including the German occupation of Greece, the resistance movement in Greece, and the fate of Greece immediately following the end of WWII.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3031 Athens through History 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces students to the history of Athens from its earliest settlement in the Bronze Age up to the present day and explore the Athens' contribution to western society.

Prerequisite: Sophomore-standing or higher.

EUS 3036 The Balkans: History, Culture, Politics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to the history, politics, and the culture of the Balkans from the late 1700s to modern times. Focuses on the history of the countries of former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3090 Professional Development: Going Global 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores fellowships, internships, graduate schools, and career pathways for students interested in European and international jobs more broadly.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3100 European Cinema 4-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

A study of films of one or more of the historically important national cinemas in Europe. The course is taught in English.

EUS 3110 Culture and Society in Europe 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines central issues in one or more of the various cultures and societies in Europe.

EUS 3111 Greece and Turkey: Myths and Misconceptions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the major political, historical, and cultural aspects of the animosity between Greeks and Turks. Aims to dispel common myths and misconceptions.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3112 Soccer Culture Europe 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines how soccer reflects and shapes continental, national, political, and social culture of modern Europe.

Prerequisite: Sophomore-standing or higher.

EUS 3113 History of Turks 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Broad historical study of the Turks in world history. Emphasizes the Ottoman Turks, the Young Turks, and various upheavals in Turkey alongside social and cultural topics including gender, daily life, workers, and migrations.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher or instructor approval.

EUS 3130 The Other Europe and European Identity 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the construction of “European Identity” in relation to groups, regions, and religions which have been posited as Europe’s “Other.” Introduces a multidisciplinary analytical framework for understanding stereotypes and collective identity.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3135 Urban Cultures in Europe 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interdisciplinary introduction to the construction of urban spaces in Europe, from the 19th century through today. Examines how urban space structures social and cultural experience.

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or higher.

EUS 3140 Culture in Crisis: the European Avant-Garde between the Wars 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces the ideology and aesthetics of the major movements of the 20th century avant-garde, focusing on developments in Paris, Berlin, Prague and Moscow. (H and N)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International

EUS 3142 Islam and Turkey 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores what Islam is and what Turks believe that it is. Also explores Islamic sources, Turkish conversions, Turkish mysticism, and Islamist politics. Explains these topics through the prism of original sources and emphasizes ways cultural forces contribute to the making of modern Islam.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher or instructor permission.

EUS 3220 Secret Police under Communism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of the secret-police forces and the political use of terror in the Central-European countries of Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and Bulgaria between 1945 and 1990.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

EUS 3221 Socialist Control and Resistance in Eastern Europe After 1945 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores the political, intellectual, social and cultural history of Eastern Europe from 1945 to 1990 and discusses ways in which the Soviet leadership manipulated the governing and legal systems of the Easter European Communist countries.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher, or instructor permission.

EUS 3400 Migration in Europe 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines migration in Europe, examining topics ranging from the first modern refugee crisis in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution to contemporary debates about immigration in the European Union.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

EUS 3900 Directed Readings in European Studies 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Rotating readings on a country, region, or current issue in Europe.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 3930 Undergraduate Seminar in European Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Intermediate rotating topics course on various European issues. (H)

Prerequisite: department permission.

Attributes: General Education - Humanities

EUS 3937 Applied European Language 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An enhancement section designed to accompany and complement area studies courses offered in other departments. Readings and discussions are in a continental European language to enable students to develop specific vocabulary and fluency related to the content of the companion course and to provide them with an international perspective on the issues of the main course.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

EUS 3938 European Less Commonly Taught Languages 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Rotating topics course to facilitate language instruction for European lesser/least commonly taught languages. Instruction is in a European language to enable students to develop relevant competencies in speaking, writing, listening, and comprehension.

Prerequisite: placement test or instructor permission.

EUS 4210 Politics and Institutions of the European Union 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

History of institutions and theoretical interpretations of European Union (EU) from its origins to present, including some general European history and background of EU's member status.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

EUS 4211 European Union and Its Enlargement 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the European Union's enlargement process and politics, and on the domestic politics of the applicant countries.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 4212 European Economic Integration: Politics and Policy 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the political economy of European Union (EU) economic integration from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Prerequisite: three EUS-prefixed credits and instructor permission.

EUS 4213 Turkey and the EU: History, Present and the Future 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The dynamics and developments in Turkish politics with regard to Turkey's EU path. Students will understand the challenges the EU faces at present with Turkey, as this countrys candidacy highlights the unresolved issues facing a more integrated EU.

Prerequisite: EUS 2001 or EUS 2003.

EUS 4214 European Union in Crisis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critical and historical approach to the meaning and implication of recent crises in the European Union (EU) by establishing the common occurrence of crises in the history of the EU, examining the unique challenges posed by each crisis, and discussing the future of EU integration following recent crises.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 4905 Individual Work 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Reading and discussions in advanced topics of European studies.

EUS 4911 Undergraduate Research in European Studies 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides firsthand, supervised research. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application.

EUS 4930 Special Topics in European Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced variable-topics course on European issues.

Prerequisite: three EUS-prefixed credits or instructor permission.

EUS 4932 Jean Monnet Special Seminar: the EU Today 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced variable topics on current European Union issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and taught by visiting EU scholar(s).

Prerequisite: 3 credits of a 3000-level or higher EUS-prefix course, or instructor permission.

EUS 4940 Internship in European Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Internship with an organization, company, institution, or government entity with 60% or more focus on Europe. Up to three credits of internship credit can be used toward the European Union or East-Central European Studies minor or certificate.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

EUS 4944 Seminar in European Union Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced topics related to the European Union.

Prerequisite: 3 credits of EUS-prefix courses or instructor permission.

EUS 4950 Overseas Study in Europe 1-6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced course on European issues taught during study abroad in Europe.

Prerequisite: three EUS-prefixed credits or instructor permission.

HNG 1130 Beginning Hungarian 1 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course and its sequel, HNG 1131, constitute the basic sequence in Hungarian.

HNG 1131 Beginning Hungarian 2 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Second semester of basic sequence in Hungarian.

Prerequisite: HNG 1130 with minimum grade of C, or S, or the equivalent.

HNG 1180 Elementary Hungarian: Review and Progress 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Alternative to HNG 1130, for students who have some experience in Hungarian. Reviews basic grammar and improves reading, writing and listening skills.

HNG 1182 Elementary Hungarian: Review and Progress 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An accelerated one-semester coverage of HNG 1130 and HNG 1131 for students with some experience in Hungarian.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

HNG 2201 Intermediate Hungarian II 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Continuation of intermediate study. Goal is to further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Prerequisite: HNG 2220 or placement test.

HNG 2220 Intermediate Hungarian 1 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Build on Hungarian language skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Prerequisite: HNG 1131 or placement test.

TUR 1130 Beginning Turkish 1 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course and its sequel, TUR 1131, constitute the introductory sequence in Turkish.

TUR 1131 Beginning Turkish 2 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Second semester of the introductory sequence in Turkish.

Prerequisite: TUR 1130 with minimum grade of C.

TUR 1180 Intensive Beginning Turkish 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An intensive introduction to Turkish, using the proficiency method. This course is equivalent to, and substitute for, the UF's first-year Turkish sequence (TUR 1130 / TUR 1131).

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

TUR 2220 Intermediate Turkish 1 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Intermediate study of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills with new vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisite: TUR 1131 or placement test.

TUR 2221 Intermediate Turkish 2 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Improves speaking, reading, writing and listening skills by building upon language principles introduced in TUR 2220.

Prerequisite: TUR 2220 or placement test.

TUR 2300 Intensive Intermediate Turkish 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Immersive intermediate study of Turkish. Equivalent to, and substitute for, the second-year sequence of TUR 2220 / TUR 2221. Classes meet daily; see the weekly schedule of topics.

Prerequisite: (TUR 1130 and TUR 1131) or instructor approval.