Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major

Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major

Foreign Area Studies: Europe

Major

Learn about the language, history, and culture of Europe through an interdisciplinary approach.

Offered by the Department of Foreign Languages.

Cadets who major in Europe foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to Europe. Language electives focus on German, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich the major’s regional capabilities.

This major offers an honors curriculum. 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

  • EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 
  • EV386 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE 
  • SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 
  • SS377 POLITICS & GOV OF EUROPE

Sample Electives

  • LF371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE FRENCH 
  • LF372 FRENCH FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM
  • HI343 MODERN GERMANY 
  • LG371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
  • LN440P PORTUGUESE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 
  • LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT
  • LS475 SPANISH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 
  • LS476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - SPANISH
  • DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY  
  • EN351 WORLD LITERATURE  
  • EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY  
  • HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY  
  • HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP 
  • HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS  
  • LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS 
  • LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 
  • LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 
  • SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY 
  • SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES 
  • SS475 COMP POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 
  • SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 
  • SS486 STATE BUILDING 
  • SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY

To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - Europe Major Curriculum.

Cadets in may enrich their experience through interaction with the French, Spanish, German and Portuguese Forums where they can learn about language and culture through trip sections and other activities. Cadets may pursue immersion or a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such as France, Spain, Germany, or Portugal.  

Honor Societies:
Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society
Golden Key - International Honour Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor Society

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.