Undergraduate Major Required Courses
European Studies is an interdisciplinary major, and its courses are taught in a number of departments.
Taught in Fall Term 2016
360:401 Construction of Contemporary Europe - Instructor: S. Petursson Click HERE for sample syllabus (PDF Download)
History - 510:101 and 510:102 Development of Europe I and II
For a complete listing of courses qualifying for the major, click here.
Additional qualifying courses
Not a complete list; these courses highlight some occasional or unusual offerings. See the undergraduate advisor to ask about other qualifying courses.
510:375 Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union - Instructor: J. Hellbeck
510:383 Eastern Europe, 1945-Present - Instructor: M. Feinberg
790:370 Western Traditions in Political Science, Plato to Machiavelli - Instructor: D. Bathory
790:381 Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe - Instructor: Locoman
Russian and East European Languages and Literatures
787:250 Contemporary Polish Literature (in English) - Instructor: E. Bojanowska
Louis Horvath Scholarships for Rutgers undergraduates interested in Hungarian Studies
The Institute of Hungarian Studies (IHS) is pleased to announce the 2014-15 annual Louis Horvath Scholarship Program in Hungarian Studies. Through the generous support of the Louis Horvath Endowment, the IHS offers $2000 travel and research fellowships to support outstanding Rutgers undergraduates who want to pursue an independent research project in any aspect of Hungarian studies.
Horvath Fellowships may be used to pursue individual projects in Hungarian Studies in many different ways including: a Study Abroad program in Hungary, or travel (to Hungary and/or to countries with Hungarian communities outside Hungary), research and living expenses while abroad, and tuition for Hungarian language programs or other kinds of study abroad programs in Hungary. Project should be completed by December 31, 2015.
For a downloadable PDF with complete application details, click here.
Events for Europeanists at Rutgers-New Brunswick
5 April 2016, 11:15 - 12:45 pm - Tuesday, April 5 - Condemned to Rootlessness and Unable to Budge: "Gypsies, Migration, and Internment in Late Imperial Austria, Tara Zahra, Department of History, University of Chicago - RCHA Seminar Room, 88 College Avenue; lunch to follow
4 April 2016, 4:30 pm - Europe in China: Western buildings and fountains in the Yuanmingyuan in Beijing - Hermann Schlimme, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck Institute - Zimmerli Art Museum Multi-purpose room, CAC
Opening March 12, 2016 Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Art Museum
On Thursday, April 14, a public program and reception will take place, starting with a walk-through at 4pm. This will be followed by two invited guest lectures on American and Soviet Cold War art and politics by John J. Curley, Ph.D. of Wake Forest University and David Foglesong, Ph.D. of Rutgers.
Empire in the Post-Soviet Screen (Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures)
Welcome to the Center For European Studies at Rutgers
The Center's mission is to promote research and teaching on modern Europe at Rutgers and to foster intellectual exchanges between members of the Rutgers community and European scholars and institutions. The CES sponsors an undergraduate major and minor in European Studies and hosts a Graduate Associates Program, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of graduate students with research interests in Europe. Every year, the CES hosts a rich assortment of public lectures, conferences and outreach activities that foster deeper understanding of European history, politics and culture.
Please explore our website, which details our activities and provides information on upcoming events. We hope you will join us in supporting European Studies at Rutgers.