European Studies

European Studies Director: Patricia Zupan (Italian)
Offices: RAJ 110 Telephone: 802-443-3072
Voter 112 Telephone: 802-443-5916
E-mail: zupan@middlebury.edu 
Office hours: Voter 112 Monday 1:30 - 3:00
RAJ 110 Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00
and by appointment, please contact zupan@middlebury.edu to schedule.

The program in European studies seeks to enrich the understanding of Europe --its issues and its people-- by combining the proficiency in one or more of the main languages spoken in this region with a solid interdisciplinary background in history, geography, politics, economics, literature and culture. An integral part of the program is the study abroad in Europe, usually at one of the Middlebury’s schools in France, Germany, Italy or Spain.

 As an EUS major you will be exposed to an interdisciplinary understanding of issues related to Europe and its constituent countries. Through coursework at Middlebury and at the Study Abroad Program of your choice you will achieve a high level of linguistic and cultural competence. While spending a semester or a year in one of our Programs in Europe you will take advantage of the opportunity to enroll in courses along with  French, German, Italian or Spanish natives, and to participate in various internship programs.  At Middlebury you will take regional courses in various disciplines and participate in seminars on global issues. 

Sample courses:

  • FREN 0348 France: A Multicultural Society?
  • GEOG 0223 Geopolitics of Europe
  • GRMN 0445 Green Germany
  • HARC 0328 Early Modern Europe’s Global Artistic Interactions
  • HIST 0246 History of Modern Europe: 1900-1989
  • ITAL 0252 Italian Culture: From the Sixties to the present Day
  • SPAN 0391 Writing Memory in Contemporary Spanish Literature

Program in International and Global Studies

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