European and Mediterranean Studies (2018 - 2020)
European and Mediterranean studies is an interdisciplinary major. Students are encouraged to choose courses from across the College and University as they plan their program of study. However, they must always consult with a major adviser to confirm that a course or courses will count towards this major.
Topics: Migration in the Mediterranean
EURO-UA 174 4 points.
The Mediterranean region is central in the global circulation of populations. Begins in the late twentieth century and focuses on the historical, cultural, religious, and political dilemmas raised by contemporary migration. Topics include decolonization and Algerian migration in France, Andalusia between North Africa and Europe, Fortress Europe and the Spanish enclaves in Cueta and Melilla, Islam in Italy, death and dying in Greece, the growth of anti-immigrant populism in Europe, and Libya and sites of departure.
EURO-UA 950 Prerequisite: permission of the department. Required of all majors. 4 points.
An advanced seminar exploring the changing meaning of Europe, European unity, and European identity over the last century, with an emphasis on the formation of the European Union during the last 65 years and issues facing the EU today.
EURO-UA 981 Prerequisite: permission of the department. Offered every semester. 4 points.
Advanced students in European and Mediterranean studies can earn academic credit for a structured and supervised experience within an approved organization.
Topics: The European Union in the Age of Globalization
EURO-UA 982 Martin. 4 Points.
Introduces the institutions, politics, and policies of the European Union and places them in historical and political context. The central question is whether European integration and globalization are mutually reinforcing or antagonistic, and why this might be the case.
Topics: Populism in Europe
EURO-UA 982 Seminar. Martin. 4 points
Addresses the recent wave of populist successes in European politics. Discusses Brexit, populist political parties, and the implications of their success for policy making in Europe. We will address the broader causes and consequences of these developments and relate them to underlying structural conditions in Europe.
Topics: Democracy, Dictatorship, and Civil War in Modern Mediterranean History
EURO-UA 983. Viscomi. 4 points
Explores how political violence has shaped the social landscapes of Southern Europe and charts the twentieth century from the collapse of liberalism to the rise, collapse, and eventual re-emergence of fascism in different guises. Examines Italy, Spain, and Greece as well as how categories of “fascism,” “democracy,” and “resistance” transformed and evolved in the past century. Concludes with discourses and practices of neo-fascist and nationalist groups in Southern Europe today.
Topics: Eastern Europe and the Modern Mediterranean: History and Politics on the European Peripheries, 1914-Present
EURO-UA 983 Seminar. Erdeljac. 4 points.
Many of the challenges facing Europe and the broader world today--ranging from Russo-American tensions to Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis--pertain directly to parts of Europe that have been widely described as peripheral to a northwestern European core. Takes a global, interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of Europe by exploring the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from the perspective of the continent’s eastern and Mediterranean reaches.
Topics: European Political Thought Since Rousseau
EURO-UA 983 Shaw. 4 points.
Examines the development of political thought in Europe from the second half of the 18th century to the start of the 20th, looking at the Kantian, Hegelian, and Marxist developments in this tradition. Focuses on the important role played by differing conceptions of freedom, human nature, and history.
Topics: The Global Space Age
EURO-UA 983 Geppert. 4 points.
Charts the rise and fall of the so-called Age of Space from a global perspective. Topics: the rocket fad of the Weimar Republic, Nazi wonder weapons, the global UFO craze, the so-called Sputnik shock, and the American moon landings. Addresses the historical origins of techno-nationalism, from the Cold War to today's Space Race in Asia.
EURO-UA 998 Prerequisite: permission of the department. 4 points.