European Studies major

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

Studying European Studies will give you an understanding of the cultures and societies that have shaped modern Europe. You will develop an understanding of the cultural and civic foundations for communication, integration and cooperation in the global context with specific reference to the European experience. Europe is analysed as an idea and experienced in terms of the cultural, social, political, legal, and historical frameworks of understanding. This major recognises the significance of the cultural component of European heritage in the contemporary and historical manifestations of the European project.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) have a critical understanding of the multiple forms of identification comprising the idea of Europe including ethnic, regional, national, supranational and civilisational structures of identity; (2) understand the cultural, historical, social and political factors in the idea of Europe and the European project in terms of unity in diversity; (3) identify the cultural and civic factors and conditions shaping European and global communication, integration and cooperation; (4) understand identity in terms of processes of inclusion and exclusion and the cultural and civic factors implicated in European and global conflict including ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, utopianism, and racism; (5) be familiar with key components of, and processes in, the cultural and civic heritage of Europe and the European project; (6) understand contemporary European liberal democracy and civil society in relation to European cultural heritage and the history of the European project; (7) apply literary and socio-historical and interdisciplinary methods of analysis to the understanding of the Europe in terms of cultural, social, political, legal and historical frameworks of understanding; (8) apply interdisciplinary methods of analysis to critically compare and assess cultural, social, political, legal and historical frameworks of understanding; (9) apply literary and socio-historical methodologies to the analysis and understanding of European cultural experiences and products; and (10) contextualise elements of European cultural experience and European cultural products within broader social, historical and political frameworks.

Degree-specific major

European Studies can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

European Studies is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A HIST1102 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Incompatibility:
EURO1101 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures
S1 HIST1001 Old Worlds and New Empires
Incompatibility:
HIST1101 Old Worlds, New Empires 1250–1750
S2 HIST1002 An Age of Violence: the Making of the Modern World, 1789-2010

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
ENGL2209
S1 HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Incompatibility:
EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENGL2215 Modernism and the Avant-garde
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 ENGL unit
or
EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility:
ENGL3605 Modernism
S1 ENGL2401 Netflicks: Cinema and Long-form Television
Incompatibility:
ENGL2217 Reading Film
ENGL2502
S1 ENGL2602 Shakespeare and his World
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 English unit
or
MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
S1 ENGL2604 Romanticism and Revolution
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 English unit
N/A HIST2001 Restaging the Past: Cinema and the Practice of History
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 History unit
or
EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities
or
GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility:
HIST2223 Restaging the Past: Cinema and the Practice of History
HIST2002
S2 HIST2005 Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 History unit
or
EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities
or
GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility:
HIST1122 History, the Holocaust and the Historians; HIST2237 German History from Bismarck to Hitler
HIST2012

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
ENGL3301
N/A HIST3302 Imagining the Nation in European Cultural History
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 EURO, HIST
or
ENGL unit
Incompatibility:
EURO2203 Imagined Homelands—Survey; EURO3302 Imagining the Nation in European Cultural History
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ENGL unit
or
MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
or
EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility:
ENGL2234 Shakespeare at the Movies
ENGL3603
HIST3002
HIST3009
S1 HIST3011 The Vikings
Prerequisites:
a Level 2 HIST unit
or
EURO2201 European Civilisation
or
GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility:
HIST2285 The Vikings; HIST3385 The Vikings

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the European Studies degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-EUROS

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design Only available to re-enrolling students. or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the European Studies degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-EUROS-Generic

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

European Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

European Studies can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

Overview of unit sequence

The European Studies second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2018

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.

Level 1

Second major units
Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A HIST1102 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Incompatibility:
EURO1101 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures
S1 HIST1001 Old Worlds and New Empires
Incompatibility:
HIST1101 Old Worlds, New Empires 1250–1750
S2 HIST1002 An Age of Violence: the Making of the Modern World, 1789-2010

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
ENGL2209
S1 HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Incompatibility:
EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENGL2215 Modernism and the Avant-garde
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 ENGL unit
or
EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility:
ENGL3605 Modernism
S1 ENGL2401 Netflicks: Cinema and Long-form Television
Incompatibility:
ENGL2217 Reading Film
ENGL2502
S1 ENGL2602 Shakespeare and his World
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 English unit
or
MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
S1 ENGL2604 Romanticism and Revolution
Prerequisites:
any Level 1 English unit
N/A HIST2001 Restaging the Past: Cinema and the Practice of History
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 History unit
or
EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities
or
GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility:
HIST2223 Restaging the Past: Cinema and the Practice of History
HIST2002
S2 HIST2005 Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians
Prerequisites:
a Level 1 History unit
or
EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities
or
GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility:
HIST1122 History, the Holocaust and the Historians; HIST2237 German History from Bismarck to Hitler
HIST2012

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
ENGL3301
N/A HIST3302 Imagining the Nation in European Cultural History
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 EURO, HIST
or
ENGL unit
Incompatibility:
EURO2203 Imagined Homelands—Survey; EURO3302 Imagining the Nation in European Cultural History
Second major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen
Prerequisites:
any Level 2 ENGL unit
or
MEMS2001 Classical Traditions and Transformations in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
or
EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility:
ENGL2234 Shakespeare at the Movies
ENGL3603
HIST3002
HIST3009
S1 HIST3011 The Vikings
Prerequisites:
a Level 2 HIST unit
or
EURO2201 European Civilisation
or
GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility:
HIST2285 The Vikings; HIST3385 The Vikings

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how European Studies can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-EUROS

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

European Studies can also be taken as a degree-specific major.