About this Program
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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The concentration in modern European studies provides the opportunity to study the geographic region of Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates area and language studies. MES students gain extensive language proficiency and experience in modern European studies by fulfilling an expanded language requirement (two additional semesters) and participating in available study-abroad programs.
The requirements for IDS-MES major are commensurate with the requirements for established IDS concentrations within CLAS. A 3.0 GPA and approval of the CLAS IDS committee are required.
Students choose appropriate disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, modern languages, political science, and/or sociology to design the core of a major that culminates in a thesis. Through such experience students acquire a thorough knowledge of cultural, economic, political, and social interrelationships. If unable to participate in study abroad program, students may choose to complete the capstone requirement through internship in an organization that enables them to practice the chosen language and/or fits their selected area of study.
Detailed information is available on the website and students are encouraged to discuss their interests with the Center for European Studies.
The interdisciplinary studies major in modern European studies provides knowledge of major European issues. Students will be able to identify and conduct modern Europe-relevant research. They will evaluate the significance, quality and veracity of information gathered in the literature and to apply it effectively. Students will also be able articulate the results of research clearly and effectively.
Before Graduating Students Must
- Satisfactorily complete IDS 4906 (capping 7-12 credits of thesis research), graded according to department rubric.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Students in the Major Will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Identify, define and explain issues of modern Europe and identify and conduct Europe-relevant research.
- Integrate different sources and types of knowledge into holistic perspectives about Europe.
- Evaluate the significance, quality and veracity of information gathered in the literature and apply it effectively.
- Articulate research results clearly and effectively in speech and in writing in an accepted style of presentation.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
Academic Learning Compact 4
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|IDS 4906, course 2
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|IDS 4906 is the only required course for this major (or equivalent with other prefixes).
- Direct assessment of research in the thesis