President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once opened an address to the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) with the salutation, "Dear Fellow Immigrants." This was his way of reminding even the oldest, most established and venerably patriotic Americans that we all came here from elsewhere, often to escape religious, economic, or political oppression. This minor in European Area Studies is intended to remind the sons and daughters of the earliest immigrants from Northern and Western Europe prior to the 1890's of their cultural roots and heritage and to help them overcome sometimes latent, sometimes overt ethnocentrism and cultural bias in believing themselves the only "true Americans." It is also intended to inform interested students descending from other roots about the Eurocentric aspects of American culture which can produce such ethnocentrism. Thus, this minor seeks to improve students' multicultural sensitivity and understanding, and will give focus to the campus-wide commitment to "internationalizing the curriculum."
In addition to this need for an increase in general awareness, there is a need for a carefully designed program to relate student career and intellectual interests. The ability to link their majors to a European Area Studies Minor will be especially attractive to students in international business, foreign languages, history, political science, international relations, the arts, humanities, and in teaching K-12 and in colleges. Armed with knowledge rather than guns, the graduates of tomorrow must be able to work competitively and cooperatively with their European counterparts. We must go beyond the survivalist imperative of peaceful resolution of conflict and develop an appreciation of and concern for other peoples. The European Area Studies Minor will be one among a number of proposed programs at S.F. State which hold great promise to meet these needs now pressing upon us.
MINOR IN EUROPEAN AREA STUDIES
The European Area Studies Minor consists of a core curriculum of nine to ten units which contain material and perspectives which reach across the normal disciplinary divisions of the university, plus fifteen to seventeen units of upper division courses taken from the following list on advisement. The minor must include courses from at least three different disciplines (prefixes) and two colleges.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Course Disciplines listing in the "Announcement of Courses" section).
Core Courses Units HIST 111 History of Western Civilization 3 HIST/IR 346 Recent European History 3 One course selected from the following: 3-4 HIST 344 Nineteenth Century Europe HUM 465 Contemporary Culture PLSI 352 Political Theory: Reformation to Nineteenth Century (4) PLSI 353 Political Theory: Twentieth Century (4) PLSI 402 Politics of Western Europe (4) Total for core 9-10 Elective Courses Students are to select two courses from Humanities and Literature; two courses from History, the Social Sciences, and International Business; and one course from Art History and the Performing Arts. These selections may focus on Europe as a civilization (e.g., the formation of Europe, Europe in transition, and contemporary Europe); a section of Europe (e.g., Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the European community, etc.); or on the European artistic and intellectual traditions. Humanities and Literature 6 ENG 422 History of the English Language ENG 552 Modern British Novel FR 410 Contemporary French Civilization GER 402 Contemporary German Civilization HIST 330/HUM 420 The Early Middle Ages HIST 331/HUM 421 The High Middle Ages HUM 430 Renaissance Culture HUM 440 Baroque Culture HUM 450 Romanticism and Impressionism HUM 460/PHIL 304 The Modern Revolution ITAL 401 Italian Culture and Civilization NEXA 387 Origins of Modern Science PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy RUSS 401 Russian Culture and Civilization SPAN 401 Culture and Civilization of Spain WCL 445 National Literatures [Europe variants] WCL 490 Modern Continental Novel International Business and the Social Sciences 6-8 ECON 600 International Economics ECON 611 Socialist Economic Systems HIST 330/HUM 420 The Early Middle Ages HIST 331/HUM 421 The High Middle Ages HIST 334 The Renaissance HIST 336 The Reformation HIST 338 The Age of Louis XIV HIST 340 Europe during the Old Regime 1715-1789 HIST 342 Europe and the French Revolution HIST 343 Europe in the Age of Napoleon HIST 344 Nineteenth Century Europe HIST 384 Imperial Russia IBUS 593 Doing Business in Europe IR 327 Western European Foreign Policy (4) IR 328 Soviet and East European Relations (4) PLSI 352 Political Theory: Reformation to Nineteenth Century (4) PLSI 353 Political Theory: Twentieth Century (4) PLSI 370 Classical Marxism (4) PLSI 402 Politics of Western Europe (4) [All topics] PLSI 405 Politics of France (4) PLSI 407 Politics of the USSR (4) PLSI 413 Comparative Communism (4) Art History and the Performing Arts 3 ART 201 Western Art History I ART 202 Western Art History II ART 203 Modern Art History MUS 550 Music from the Middle Ages to 1750 MUS 551 Classic and Romantic Music THA 401 Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C.-1642 THA 402 Theatre Backgrounds: 1642-1900 Total for electives 15-17 Total for minor 24-27
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