- Total units 48 Units
- Areas of interest Contemporary Europe
- Major code EURO-MAJ
- Academic career Undergraduate
After centuries of conflict, Europe has recently regained a unity not seen since the Roman Empire with the European Union being the most advanced form of supranational government on the planet. Although Europe no longer dominates the globe through its extensive empires, Europe’s global impact lives on in philosophical ideas, literary traditions and practices of government.
The Contemporary Europe major will allow you to integrate diverse interests under one field of enquiry. Studying Contemporary Europe is a perfect way to combine international relations, politics, history, sociology, philosophy, literature and cultural studies, as well as being an ideal accompaniment to those learning European languages.
Students completing the Contemporary Europe major will have the skills and knowledge to:
- analyse Europe as a cultural, geographical and political concept.
- assess the political, social, economic and cultural legacies of Europe’s past.
- explain the main challenges facing Europe and the EU at the beginning of the twenty-first century and into the future.
- recognise and reflect on the relationships between European cultures, art and traditions, and the social and political history and institutions of contemporary Europe.
- evaluate recent developments in European cooperation and unity and contrast these to continuing cultural and political tensions
This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
18 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Europe in the Modern Era
|European Union: Policies, Institutions and Challenges
|Uniting Europe: history, politics, theory
|Europe in the 20th Century
6 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy: An Introduction
|Introduction to International Relations: Foundations and Concepts
|Self and Society
24 units from completion of the following course(s):
|Dynamics of European Business
|Modern European Theatre
|European Cinemas, European Societies
|Postwar European Cinema: Films and Directors
|Postwar Italian Cinema
|Ideological Issues Under the Fifth Republic
|Postwar German Society
|World at War, 1939-1945
|The Cold War: 1945-1989
|The Great War, 1914-1918
|Italian flair: Cultural life style in today's Italy
|Politics, Culture and Society in Postwar Italy
|Language Policy and Language Politics
|New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security
|Turkish History: Ottoman State to Modern Turkey
|Modern Turkey: History, Culture and Regional Relations
|Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology)
|Theories of Ethics
|European Philosophy A
|Politics in Britain
|POLS 2061: Classical Marxism
|Global Social Movements
|Politics in Russia
|POLS 2076: Frankfurt School
|POLS 2115: Revolution!
|Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective