Center for European Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Director: Belinda Davis
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
complex variety of ways that Europe can be understood. For this reason, core course
requirements are situated in several disciplines, along with the transdisciplinary courses offered directly through European studies. Students should
be in close contact with a program adviser in designing their course of study.