Honours in European Studies

Honours in European Studies is designed to increase your understanding of European culture through sustained and close attention to particular texts, key themes in European cultural history, and major critical and theoretical issues. In particular, you will expand and deepen specialist knowledge gained in the European Studies major, and develop advanced-level skills in research and critical thinking.

Honours in European Studies is an area-studies and intellectual history specialisation designed to provide information on, and analysis of, the identities, societies and cultures of contemporary Europe and on the social, cultural, and intellectual developments which generated the Europe of today. The main theoretical basis lies in civilisational analysis, in which the concept of Europe and of European civilisation is linked to long-term historical, cultural and sociopolitical developments.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) develop advanced-level research skills that are methodogically informed; (2) clearly articulate an independent critical position in written and oral forms; (3) use highly-developed skills of analysis and critical reasoning in order to advance and defend a proposed interpretation or argument; and (4) be aware of the importance of informing and challenging one's independent analyses and ideas with discriminating reading in imaginative and theoretical literature.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the Level 2 and Level 3 units of the European Studies major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

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.

Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2EURO4101Advanced Research Skills
Incompatibility:
EURO7481 Honours Seminar 1 (European Studies); GRMN4101 Advanced Research Skills; ITAL4101 Advanced Research Skills; FREN4101 Advanced Research Skills
S1, S2EURO4140Dissertation (European Studies) 1
Co-requisites:
GRMN4101 Advanced Research Skills
Incompatibility:
EURO7479 Honours Dissertation 1 (European Studies)
S1, S2EURO4141Dissertation (European Studies) 2
Incompatibility:
EURO7480 Honours Dissertation 2 (European Studies)
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

Students should see the Honours Coordinator regarding unit choice before enrolling.

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1, S2EURO4102Modern European Literary and Cultural Theory
Incompatibility:
EURO7482 Honours Seminar 2 (European Studies)
S1, S2EURO4103Case Studies in Modern European Literature 1
S1, S2EURO4104Case Studies in Modern European Literature 2
N/AHUMA4001Feeling the Past: Emotions in History, 1100–1800
Prerequisites:
eligibility to enter Honours in the following disciplines: English and Cultural Studies; History; European Studies;
or
Medieval and Early Modern Studies;
or
eligibility to enter Master of Medieval and Early Modern Studies