UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mackensie Freedman

Studying the way European politics, philosophy and history interact with arts and culture is a fascinating and really worthwhile area, and it's great to be able to integrate ideas I've studied in even seemingly unrelated electives like Anthropology or Psychology.

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

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 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HIST1102 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective Incompatibility: EURO1101 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures None
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 None

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 EURO, ENGL or HIST unit
Incompatibility: EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
N/A HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History Incompatibility: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENGL2215 Modernism Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL3605 Modernism
N/A ENGL2401 Meaning and the Moving Image Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2217 Reading Film
N/A ENGL2502 World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
N/A ENGL2602 Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2604 Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
S1 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
N/A HIST2002 The Rise and Fall of European Fascism Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility: HIST2231 Rise and Fall of European Fascism
N/A 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
S2 HIST2012 Renaissance, Reformation, Revolt: Europe 1450–1650 Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Days of our Lives: Gender in Australia

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENGL3301 The European Individual Prerequisites: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: EURO2202 Sex, Morality and Power—Survey; EURO3301 The European Individual
S2 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
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Text to Stage and 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
S2 ENGL3603 Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700 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: ENGL2250 Love and Death in the Renaissance
N/A HIST3002 Russia and the Soviet Union in the Twentieth Century Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility: HIST2238 Russia and the USSR 1900–1992; HIST3338 Russia and the USSR 1900–1992
N/A HIST3009 Mythistory: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Historical Imagination Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility: HIST2233 History in Fantasy, Fantasy in History; HIST2233 Mythistory: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Historical Imagination; HIST3233 History, Fantasy and Tolkien's Worlds
N/A 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 (opens in a new window)

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 Commerce, Bachelor of Design 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 (opens in a new window)

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

European Studies can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

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

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take the following unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 HIST1102 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective Incompatibility: EURO1101 Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ENGL1000 Global Literatures None
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 None

Level 2

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture Prerequisites: any Level 1 EURO, ENGL or HIST unit
Incompatibility: EURO2209 Utopia, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
N/A HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History Incompatibility: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENGL2215 Modernism Prerequisites: any Level 1 ENGL unit or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture
Incompatibility: ENGL3605 Modernism
N/A ENGL2401 Meaning and the Moving Image Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
Incompatibility: ENGL2217 Reading Film
N/A ENGL2502 World Theatre: Cultures and Contexts Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
N/A ENGL2602 Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit or MEMS1001 Life, Thought and Culture in Pre-modern Europe
N/A ENGL2604 Romanticism and Change in the Long Nineteenth Century Prerequisites: any Level 1 English unit
S1 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
N/A HIST2002 The Rise and Fall of European Fascism Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Gender in Australia
Incompatibility: HIST2231 Rise and Fall of European Fascism
N/A 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
S2 HIST2012 Renaissance, Reformation, Revolt: Europe 1450–1650 Prerequisites: a Level 1 History unit or EURO1101 Europe Now: Cultures and Identities or GEND1901 Days of our Lives: Gender in Australia

Level 3

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ENGL3301 The European Individual Prerequisites: EURO2201 Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History or EURO2209 Utopias, Imagination and Modernity in European Culture or any Level 2 ENGL unit
Incompatibility: EURO2202 Sex, Morality and Power—Survey; EURO3301 The European Individual
S2 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
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
N/A ENGL3602 Shakespeare: Text to Stage and 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
S2 ENGL3603 Love and Death in the Renaissance: Reading the Early Modern Period 1450–1700 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: ENGL2250 Love and Death in the Renaissance
N/A HIST3002 Russia and the Soviet Union in the Twentieth Century Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility: HIST2238 Russia and the USSR 1900–1992; HIST3338 Russia and the USSR 1900–1992
N/A HIST3009 Mythistory: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Historical Imagination Prerequisites: a Level 2 History unit or EURO2201 European Civilisation or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
Incompatibility: HIST2233 History in Fantasy, Fantasy in History; HIST2233 Mythistory: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Historical Imagination; HIST3233 History, Fantasy and Tolkien's Worlds
N/A 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 (opens in a new window)

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

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