Concentration in Transnational Europe

Beginning in Fall 2019

Transnational European Studies, one of the concentrations in the Keough School undergraduate major in global affairs, is designed for students seeking to understand the complex interplay between political, economic, and cultural forces in and between Europe and the rest of the world. It is a course of study that takes Europe in a traditional sense seriously but pays particular attention to the dynamic flows of people, politics, commerce, and cultures so characteristic of Europe today. 

The concentration features flexible one-credit courses as points of entry, includes coursework in European institutions and how they work in Europe and the United States, convenes special seminars in transnational European studies in Washington DC and in major European capitals, grants credit for experiential learning, and requires a final capstone essay or project. 

Europe is changing, and its changes will have profound global implications. Understand what is going on!

For guidance about the Concentration in Transnational Europe, contact: 

Chris Stump
Student Coordinator 

Drop-In Advising Hours: Wednesday: 3:00 - 4:00pm; Thursday: 1 - 3:00pm  Additional appointments available by request


New Course Offering for Summer 2019

European History, Politics, and Society: Global and Regional Challenges
May 25 - June 15, 2019

This 3 credit residential seminar, hosted in Berlin from 25 May – 15 June 2019, will analyze a selection of the most pressing challenges facing European governments and institutions today. German language ability is not required. Course activities will be in English. Through seminar meetings and readings, students will examine the history of each challenge in post-1945 Europe, the contemporary state of affairs, and potential strategies European states and institutions might use to address them. Excursions in Germany and Europe will allow students to engage with scholars, activists, and representatives of European institutions currently addressing these same issues.

This seminar will fulfill the Experiential Learning requirement for the Transnational European Studies Concentration within the Global Affairs Supplementary Major in the Keough School.

Students from all majors and colleges are welcome. 

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