Introduction to European Studies
Understanding of Field
Students will gain a basic understanding of the definition, history, and purpose of European Studies.
Students will become familiar with the major disciplines involved with European Studies and be able to define -- and know when to engage -- various disciplinary methods.
Students will gain an understanding of many of the major topics and issues of European Studies.
Students will develop some ideas about how to orient their subsequent studies within the major.
Students willdevelop the habit of reading international news in order to keep abreast of European affairs and to cross-check perspectives from country to country.
Students willlearn how to locate, use, and cite high-quality and reliable resources from the library and online and use that research in the creation of a substantive research paper.