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Study European Studies at Otago

European Studies covers the remarkable political, economic, social and cultural transformations resulting from advanced European integration, which is the project of building the European Union.

By focussing the academic programme on advanced European integration, students will gain substantive knowledge of critical aspects of contemporary Europe along with language training in Spanish, German and French. You will explore the issues emerging for the 340 million citizens of the new Europe.

The minor in European Studies shares many of the basic features of the major though language acquisition papers are optional.

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Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in European Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

EURO 101  Introduction to European Studies

HIST 108  From Medieval to Modern Europe

One of:
FREN 132  Introductory French 2*
GERM 132  Introductory German 2*
SPAN 132  Introductory Spanish 2*

* May be replaced with an approved 200- or 300-level FREN, GERM or SPAN paper

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200-level

EURO 202  The Culture of the European City

One of CLAS 238, ENGL 218, FREN 250, MUSI 223, MUSI 261, SPAN 243

One of HIST 223, HIST 225, HIST 236, PHIL 227, PHIL 228, PHIL 230, POLS 216

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300-level

EURO 304  Europe: Ideas and Nations

One of CLAS 337, CLAS 343, ENGL 311, ENGL 312, ENGL 313, ENGL 319, ENGL 335, FREN 341, FREN 350, GERM 341, MFCO 314, MFCO 316, MUSI 323, MUSI 361, SPAN 342, SPAN 343

One of HIST 325, HIST 354, POLS 301, POLS 310, POLS 312, POLS 315, POLS 325

One further 300-level paper from the lists above

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Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

Minor subject requirements

European Studies as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Papers Points

Two of:
EURO 101 Introduction to European Studies
EURO 202 The Culture of the European City or EURO 302 The Culture of the European City
EURO 304 Europe: Ideas and Nations

One of CLAS 238, CLAS 337, CLAS 343, ENGL 218, ENGL 311, ENGL 312, ENGL 313, ENGL 319, ENGL 335, FREN 250, FREN 341, FREN 350, GERM 341, MFCO 314, MFCO 316, MUSI 223, MUSI 261, MUSI 323, MUSI 361, SPAN 243, SPAN 342, SPAN 343

One further paper from EURO 101, EURO 202, EURO 304, HIST 223, HIST 225, HIST236, HIST 325, HIST 354, PHIL 221, PHIL 226, PHIL 227, PHIL 228, POLS 216, POLS 301, POLS 310, POLS 312, POLS 315, POLS 325

One further paper from the lists above

Must include at least one 300-level paper

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Total 90

Papers

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a selection of on-campus papers will be made available via distance and online learning for eligible students.
Find out which papers are available and how to apply on our COVID-19 website

Paper code Year Title Points Teaching period
EURO101 2021 Introduction to European Studies 18 points Not offered in 2021
EURO202 2021 The Culture of the European City 18 points Semester 1
EURO302 2021 The Culture of the European City 18 points Semester 1
EURO304 2021 Europe: Ideas and Nations 18 points Not offered in 2021

Key information for future students

Contact us

Languages and Cultures Programme
School of Arts
Email languages@otago.ac.nz
Web otago.ac.nz/europeanstudies