Courses - Faculty of Arts


European Studies

Stage I

EUROPEAN 100
15 Points

EUROPEAN 100G
15 Points

Europe and the World

An introduction to the study of Europe, organised around a number of major themes, including linguistic and ethnic groupings, historical periods, literary and cultural movements, religious and philosophical traditions, and political and cultural figures. An ideal course for students wishing to explore European culture and civilisation.

Stage II

EUROPEAN 200
15 Points

Screening Europe

Europe's rich and distinctive film tradition provides an opportunity to examine issues of contemporary Europe and its individual nations. This course examines the sources, complexities and resonances of a number of European films and the ways in which they refer, directly or obliquely, to historical, social and political issues around the concept of Europe. The films shown will all be subtitled.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA or BGlobalSt courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 300

EUROPEAN 204
15 Points

Special Topic

EUROPEAN 206
15 Points

European Integration

This cross-disciplinary course examines political, economic, social and cultural integration and its effects in the fabric of contemporary Europe. Issues addressed include identity, immigration and citizenship in Europe, and matters pertaining to the European Union: its political form, enlargement, foreign and security policy, economic and monetary policy, and the European constitution.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage I

Restriction: EUROPEAN 302

EUROPEAN 207
15 Points

European Drama: Greatest Hits

Considers important themes and stylistic innovations in European drama through the study of a selection of great plays and playwrights from a number of European countries.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA courses or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice

Restriction: EUROPEAN 307

EUROPEAN 208
15 Points

Images of Men in Europe, 18th-21st Century

Focuses on the images of men in Europe, from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day, in the construction of European identity. The course examines changing representations of masculinity in European visual culture, particularly through sports and war, in relation to issues of consumption, medicine and sexuality.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 304

EUROPEAN 209
15 Points

Special Topic: "Freaks": Exhibiting Monstrosities and Inventing Disability

A study of the images of human "oddities", from the market-place where, in traditional European society, extraordinary bodies were exhibited, to the nineteenth century invention of Freak-Shows and the later emergence of disability. This will be done by examining the visual culture of streets and fairgrounds, postcards and movies, and finally, the contemporary iconography of disability.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed in BA courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 308

EUROPEAN 212
15 Points

The History and Culture of War and Violence

Looks at the history and culture of war and violence through the ages with a particular focus on Europe. Themes may include: war and technology, war and society, war and ideology and the regulation of war and violence.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in BA or BGlobalSt courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 312

EUROPEAN 277
15 Points

European Study Abroad 2A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

EUROPEAN 278
15 Points

European Study Abroad 2B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: EUROPEAN 277 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

Stage III

EUROPEAN 300
15 Points

Screening Europe

Europe's rich and distinctive film tradition provides an opportunity to examine issues of contemporary Europe and its individual nations. This course examines the sources, complexities and resonances of a number of European films and the ways in which they refer, directly or obliquely, to historical, social and political issues around the concept of Europe. The films shown will all be subtitled.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Restriction: EUROPEAN 200

EUROPEAN 302
15 Points

European Integration

This cross-disciplinary course examines political, economic, social and cultural integration and its effects in the fabric of contemporary Europe. Issues addressed include identity, immigration and citizenship in Europe, and matters pertaining to the European Union: its political form, enlargement, foreign and security policy, economic and monetary policy, and the European constitution.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Restriction: EUROPEAN 206

EUROPEAN 304
15 Points

Images of Men in Europe, 18th-21st Century

Focuses on the images of men in Europe, from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day, in the construction of European identity. The course examines changing representations of masculinity in European visual culture, particularly through sports and war, in relation to issues of consumption, medicine and sexuality.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in BA courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 208

EUROPEAN 305
15 Points

Special Topic

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in BA courses

EUROPEAN 307
15 Points

European Drama: Greatest Hits

Considers important themes and stylistic innovations in European drama through the study of a selection of great plays and playwrights from a number of European countries.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in BA courses or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice

Restriction: EUROPEAN 207

EUROPEAN 308
15 Points

Special Topic: "Freaks": Exhibiting Monstrosities and Inventing Disability

A study of the images of human "oddities", from the market-place where, in traditional European society, extraordinary bodies were exhibited, to the nineteenth century invention of Freak-Shows and the later emergence of disability. This will be done by examining the visual culture of streets and fairgrounds, postcards and movies, and finally, the contemporary iconography of disability.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in BA courses

Restriction: EUROPEAN 209

EUROPEAN 312
15 Points

The History and Culture of War and Violence

Looks at the history and culture of war and violence through the ages with a particular focus on Europe. Themes may include: war and technology, war and society, war and ideology and the regulation of war and violence.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Restriction: EUROPEAN 212

EUROPEAN 377
15 Points

European Study Abroad 3A

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: Approval of Academic Head or nominee

EUROPEAN 378
15 Points

European Study Abroad 3B

Course taken at an approved academic institution abroad.

Prerequisite: EUROPEAN 377 and approval of Academic Head or nominee

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