Director: Prof. Daniel Kinderman
European Studies is an interdisciplinary major that blends the humanities and the social sciences. Offered jointly by the departments of History, Political Science, and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, it stresses comprehensive knowledge of a particular European country through study of its language, literature, history, political institutions, and international relations. The major also encourages students to take courses in philosophy, art history, music, and geography, thereby fostering multifaceted understanding of the target country within its general European context.
Students enrolled in this program will gain the tools they will need in such future undertakings as graduate school, government or other international agencies, international law, or commercial enterprises with an international orientation.
Students in other majors who wish to change their major to European Studies must have a minimum grade point average of 2.3. Students transferring into the major from outside the University of Delaware will have their transcripts evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Study abroad is strongly recommended for students in this program.