Minor and General in European Studies
The Minor and General in European Studies are interdisciplinary programs.
- The Minor in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may obtain this Minor together with an Honours or Major degree in any department in the faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
- The General in European Studies in is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may obtain this General together with another General in any department in the faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
It is a joint initiative of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. The aim is to provide students with a thorough understanding of Europe's multifaceted history, its culture and its fast-changing political realities. It reflects the important changes that the process of European integration has provoked, both regarding Europe's internal political, social, cultural and economic structures and its relationship to the rest of the world. The Minor/General offers students and faculty an opportunity to comprehend the changing realties in Europe in a more systematic way by bringing together specialists at the University of Victoria (UVic) with different fields of expertise, scholarly approaches and methodologies.
To graduate with a Minor or General in European Studies a total of 9 units of courses must be completed. Students are required to take:
- 3 units of core courses (EUS 300 and 301) with at least a B is each
- 6 units of elective courses chosen from a variety of disciplines (except with the permission of the Director of European Studies, no more than two courses may be taken from any single department).
In addition, student are required to have second year standing in a European language other than english. Normally this requirement will be satisfied by completion of 3 units of 200-level language courses with a minimum GPA of 4.0 If an elective course forms part of the student's Honours or Major program, or other degree program, it cannot be used to fulfil the requirements for the Minor in European Studies. Students are strongly encouraged to plan their program in consultation with the Program Coordinator (email@example.com) and Director of European Studies.
Innovative team taught courses
With its team-taught core courses, the Minor and General are structured in a way that will encourage innovative modes of teaching based on multi-disciplinarity and diversity in methodology. Besides benefiting from the multifaceted analysis of modern Europe and the origins of current problems in Europe's past history provided by the proposed Minor, students are also given the option to participate in a wide range of visits to the European Institutions (first extremely successful experience in the Summer of 2004), exchange programs with European universities, or internships at the European Institutions (our team is able to provide assistance with writing the applications).
Download the EUS Minor/General Program Form.
Dr. Stefan Seidendorf of the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany is visiting UVic on January 24th and 25th and will be presenting two seminars: January 24th and 25th.
West Coast Model EU 2013
Applications for West Coast Model EU 2013 at the University of Washington are now open! Please send your CV and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th. If you would like to act as advisor on this trip, the deadline is October 20th.
More information, e-mail us or access the WCMEU 2013 website.
NEW EUS 100 COURSE - FALL 2012
European Studies is now available at the 100 course level. It is an introduction to European Studies and it is coming out very promising. This course is also part of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence curriculum.