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.

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

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

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.  

 

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.