Center for European Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Director: Nancy Sinkoff
The program in European studies seeks to enrich Rutgers University
students' understanding of the historical and ongoing transformations of
Europe's peoples, cultures, boundaries, and politics through an
interdisciplinary approach. The major encourages the comparative
analysis of various issues concerning the construction of Europe itself
and its place in a global context. The program defines Europe broadly
and focuses on the modern (post-1700) period.
supports the idea that different disciplinary approaches to European
studies complement each other and enable students to examine the
complexity and variety of ways that Europe can be understood. For this
reason, students are required to fulfill core course requirements in
several liberal arts disciplines. Students are required to be in close
contact with a program adviser while designing their course of study.