Sample MA Course Plans


The following course plans are examples of how students might focus their studies in the Modern European Studies MA. Please note that course offerings vary each semester.

  1. History of Interwar Western Europe
  2. The European Union Today
  3. Politics of Post-Communist East Central Europe
  4. The Transatlantic Relationship

1. History of Interwar Western Europe

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Interwar International Reconsidered (HIST G8300)
Narratives of World War II (HIST W4923)
War, Peace, and Strategy (POLS W4895)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Fascisms and Anti-Semitism (CPLS G4106)
Wars within a War: WWII in Eastern Europe (HIST W4295)
European Catastrophe (HIST G6999)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

2. The European Union Today

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Seminar on EU Law and Institutions (LAW L8146)
The Idea of Europe (HIST W4380)
European Banking Post Crisis (INAF U6021)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Diplomacy in Practice: the EU & The World (REGN U6310)
Economics of European Integration (REGN U6300)
Europe: Nazi New Order to EU (HIST G6999)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis (MEUS G4999)

3. Politics of Post-Communist East Central Europe

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Methods of Inquiry and Research Design (POLS W4802)
European History since 1789 (HIST G6999)
Post-Soviet States and Markets (POLS G4491)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Economic Transformation in New Democracies (INAF U8150)
Political Dynamics in Central Europe (POLS G4435)
Economics of European Integration (REGN U6300)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

4. The Transatlantic Relationship

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
The Transatlantic Economy (REGN U8090)
History of Soft Power: Europe and the US (HIST W4328)
History and Theory of the Western Market Economy (HIST G8932)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Diplomacy in Practice: the EU & The World (REGN U6310)
Empire & Cultures of the Atlantic World (HIST G6999)
Russia and the West (POLS W4875)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

The following course plans are examples of how students might focus their studies in the Modern European Studies MA. Please note that course offerings vary each semester.

  1. History of Interwar Western Europe
  2. The European Union Today
  3. Politics of Post-Communist East Central Europe
  4. The Transatlantic Relationship

1. History of Interwar Western Europe

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Interwar International Reconsidered (HIST G8300)
Narratives of World War II (HIST W4923)
War, Peace, and Strategy (POLS W4895)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Fascisms and Anti-Semitism (CPLS G4106)
Wars within a War: WWII in Eastern Europe (HIST W4295)
European Catastrophe (HIST G6999)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

2. The European Union Today

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Seminar on EU Law and Institutions (LAW L8146)
The Idea of Europe (HIST W4380)
European Banking Post Crisis (INAF U6021)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Diplomacy in Practice: the EU & The World (REGN U6310)
Economics of European Integration (REGN U6300)
Europe: Nazi New Order to EU (HIST G6999)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis (MEUS G4999)

3. Politics of Post-Communist East Central Europe

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
Methods of Inquiry and Research Design (POLS W4802)
European History since 1789 (HIST G6999)
Post-Soviet States and Markets (POLS G4491)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Economic Transformation in New Democracies (INAF U8150)
Political Dynamics in Central Europe (POLS G4435)
Economics of European Integration (REGN U6300)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

4. The Transatlantic Relationship

Fall semester:
European Studies Colloquium I (MEUS G6100)
The Transatlantic Economy (REGN U8090)
History of Soft Power: Europe and the US (HIST W4328)
History and Theory of the Western Market Economy (HIST G8932)

Spring semester:
European Studies Colloquium II (MEUS G6101)
Diplomacy in Practice: the EU & The World (REGN U6310)
Empire & Cultures of the Atlantic World (HIST G6999)
Russia and the West (POLS W4875)

Summer:
Thesis research

Fall semester:
Thesis writing (MEUS G4999)

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