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Available European Studies Courses | CRS

American University offers close to 100 courses and seminars on Europe, Russia, as well as European and Russian language classes. We continually evaluate these offerings in our departments and schools to provide new issues and developments in the economic, political, cultural and social arena.

Undergraduate Courses:

Art History
Business
Communication
Economics
Government
German
French
History
Italian
Literature
Philosophy
Portuguese
School of International Service
Spanish


Art History

ARTH-205 G2:2 - Art of the Renaissance, Prof. Simons, R
Prerequisite for General Education credit: ARTH-100 or HIST-100 or HIST-110 or LIT-125 or WGST-150

ARTH-308 - Gothic Art, Prof. Simons, R
Prerequisite: ARTH-100 or ARTH-105 or ARTH-303.
(Meets with ARTH 608 001)

ARTH-396 - Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
002 - Renaissance Art: France & Flanders, Prof. Simons, R
(Meets with ARTH 696 002)

ARTH-396 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
002 European Painting 1680-1860, Prof. Lampe, I
Prerequisite: ARTH-210 or equivalent.
(Meets with ARTH 696 002)

ARTH-513 - Italian Painting: Early Renaissance, Prof. Butler Wingfield, K
Prerequisite: two art history courses including ARTH-101 or ARTH-105 or equivalent.

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Business

IBUS-409 - Dauphine Semester
019 - European Business Law

KSB-396 - Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
001S - British Life & Business Culture

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Communication

COMM-507 - Media in Britain

COMM-570 - Film & Digital Media Institute
Prerequisite: permission of school.
N14 - European Cinema

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Economics

ECON-358 - Economics of the World Regions
Prerequisite: ECON-100 and ECON-200, or permission of instructor.
001 - Europe and the European Union, Prof. Meade, E
(Meets with ECON 658 001)

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Government

GOVT-334 - Modern British Politics

GOVT-523 - The Art and Craft of Lobbying
Prerequisite: GOVT-110 or GOVT-120.
N02 - European Public Affairs Inst, Prof. Thurber, J

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German

GERM-116 Living in German

GERM-126 First Level German I

GERM-127 First Level German II

GERM-132 German, Elementary I, Prof. Shrivastava, A, Braun, I (4.00 cr)

GERM-133 German, Elementary II Prof. Braun, I, Shrivastava, A (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: GERM-132 or equivalent.

GERM-226 Second Level German I

GERM-227 Second Level German II

GERM-232 German, Intermediate I, Prof. Von Worde, R (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: GERM-133 or equivalent.

GERM-236 Intensive German Lang Level II
Prerequisite: GERM-133 or GERM-136 or equivalent.

GERM-233 German, Intermediate II Prof. Rojer, O (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: GERM-232 or equivalent.

GERM-326 Second Level German III

GERM-327 Advanced Level German I

GERM-328 Advanced Level German II

GERM-332 German Conversation & Comp I, Prof. Braun, I, Burton T.
Prerequisite: GERM-233 or equivalent.

GERM-333 German Conversation & Comp II
Prerequisite: GERM-332 or equivalent.

GERM-335 Intensive German Lang Level III
Prerequisite: GERM-233 or permission of instructor.

GERM-432 - Studies in German Film, Prof. Rojer, O
Prerequisite: GERM-333 or permission of instructor.

GERM-436 Intensive Advanced German
Prerequisite: GERM-236 or GERM-332 or permission of instructor.

GERM-439 - German Civilization II, Prof. Von Worde, R
Prerequisite: GERM-333 or permission of instructor.

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French

FREN-122 French, Elementary I Prof. Guibert, M, Rodamar, D, Smorodinsky, I (4.00 cr)

FREN-123 French, Elementary II, Prof. Harris, N, Benabdelouahab, N, Rodamar, D, Boateng, F (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: FREN-122 or equivalent.

FREN-222 French, Intermediate I Prof. Homad, N, Lang, E, Poplyansky, H (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: FREN-123 or equivalent.

FREN-223 French, Intermediate II, Prof. Sall, Lang, E (4.00 cr)
Prerequisite: FREN-222 or equivalent.

FREN-224 Living in French (1.00 cr)

FREN-244 Second Level French

FREN-322 Advanced French I, Prof. Van Berten, C, Dawley, E, Homad, N, Harris, N, Morrison Bostoen, S, Kennedy, T, Guisset, C
Prerequisite: FREN-223 or equivalent.

FREN-323 Advanced French II, Prof. Wisman, J, Van Berten, C, Dawley, E
Prerequisite: FREN-322 or equivalent.

FREN-326 - French Topics
Prerequisite: FREN-323 or equivalent.
N01 - Paris Et L'identite Francaise, Prof. Rodamar, D
(Meets with FREN 626 N01)
001 - La Politique Francaise, Prof. Harris, N
(Meets with FREN 626 001)
003 - La Nouvelle Francophone, Prof. Harris, N
(Meets with FREN 626 003)
004 - Roman et Cinema, Prof. Rodamar, D
(Meets with FREN 626 004)

FREN-328
French Translation: Concepts & Practice, Prof. Dawley, E
Prerequisite:FREN-323 or permission of instructor.
(Meets with FREN 628 001)
(Meets with FREN 628 002)

FREN-329 French Translation Workshop
Prerequisite: FREN-323 or permission of instructor

FREN-344 Third Level French

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History

HIST-203 - The Ancient World: Rome, Prof. Millan, W

HIST-221 - History of Britain I, Prof. Stern, P

HIST-204 - Medieval Europe, Prof. Giandrea, M  

HIST-312 - Studies in European History
001 - Soc & Culture Modern France, Prof. Norris, K
(Meets with HIST 612 001)

HIST-318 - Nazi Germany, Prof. Breitman, R
(Meets with HIST 618 001)

HIST-319 – Holocaust, Prof. Nadell, P
(Meets with HIST 619 001)

HIST-322 - History of Britain: 1815-Present

HIST-327 - Twentieth Century Europe, Prof. Breitman, R
(Meets with HIST 627 001)

HIST-500 - Studies in History
001 - Society & Democracy in Germany, Prof. Breitman, R

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Italian

ITAL-118 Italian, Elementary I, Prof. Cavaceppi, R, Fabri, I, Caltagirone, L, Salvatore, A (4.00cr)

ITAL-119 Italian, Elementary II, Prof. Mennella Gattinoni, F, Cavaceppi, R, Caltagirone, L
Prerequisite: ITAL-118 or equivalent.

ITAL-218 Italian, Intermediate I, Prof. Barbici-Wagner, A (4.00cr)
Prerequisite: ITAL-119 or equivalent.

ITAL-219 Italian, Intermediate II, Prof. Barbici-Wagner, A
Prerequisite: ITAL-218 or equivalent.

ITAL-318 Italian Convers & Comp I, Prof. Cavaceppi, R
Prerequisite: ITAL-219 or equivalent.

ITAL-319 Italian Convers & Comp II, Prof. Cavaceppi, R
Prerequisite: ITAL-318 or equivalent.

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Literature

LIT-220 - Survey of British Lit I, Prof. Berry, A

LIT-221 - Survey of British Lit II, Prof. Berry, A

LIT-308 - Studies in Genre
001 - The Rise of the British Novel, Prof. Berry, A
(Meets with LIT 608 001)

LIT-309 - Contemporary British Theater

LIT-340 - 19th C British & European Lit
001 - 19th C. English Novel, Prof. Loesberg, J
(Meets with LIT 640 001)
002 – Revolutions, Prof. McGann, T
(Meets with LIT 640 002)

LIT-340 - 19th C British & European Lit
001 - Victorian Poetry, Prof. Loesberg, J
(Meets with LIT 640 001)

LIT-343 - British & European Modernism
001 - Modern British Fiction, Prof. Rubenstein, R
(Meets with LIT 643 001)
002 - Directions In Modern Fiction, Prof. Rubenstein, R
(Meets with LIT 643 002)

LIT-360 - Topics in Medieval Literature
001 - The Monstrous & the Other, Prof. Wenthe, M
(Meets with LIT 660 001)

LIT-360 - Topics in Medieval Literature
001 – Chaucer, Prof. Wenthe, M
(Meets with LIT 660 001)

LIT-381 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
001 - Literature and the City: Paris, Prof. Pike, D
(Meets with LIT 681 001)

LIT-381 – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
003 - German Literature, Prof. Rojer, O
(Meets with LIT 681 003)

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Philosophy

PHIL-300 - Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, Prof. Tschemplik, A
Prerequisite: PHIL-105 or permission of instructor
(Meets with PHIL 600 001)

PHIL-311 - Modern European Movements
Prerequisite: PHIL-105 or permission of instructor
001 – Existentialism, Prof. Erfani, F
(Meets with PHIL 611 001)

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Portuguese

LFS-196 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
001 Portuguese Elementary II, Prof. King, R
001 Portuguese Elementary I, Prof. King, R

LFS-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
001 Portuguese Interm I, Prof. King, R
PORT-102 Portuguese Elementary I, Prof. King, R

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School of International Service

SIS-303 - Special Institute in Int'l Affairs
N03 - Integrating Europe in Changing World, Prof. Silvia, S
(Meets with SIS 603 N03)
N04 - Europe Research Project, Prof. Silvia, S
(Meets with SIS 603 N04)

SIS-309 - British Life and Cultures

SIS-331 - Overview of European Union, Prof. Egan, M

SIS-335 - Paris: Civilization & Culture

SIS-355 - Relations of West European Nations, Prof. Johnson, R

SIS-380 - Brussels Seminar (04.00 cr)
001S - EU Seminar I: Government & Politics of EU
002SH - EU Seminar I: Government & Politics of EU
Open only to students in the University Honors Program.
003S - EU Seminar II: Political Economy of the EU
004SH - EU Seminar II: Political Economy of the EU
Open only to students in the University Honors Program
005S - European Security and Defense Econ

SIS-387 - Madrid Seminar
Prerequisite: second-semester sophomore standing or above and two years of college Spanish.
001S - Politics, Econ & Soc of Spain I
002S - Politics, Econ & Soc of Spain II

SIS-396 - Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
008 - Central/Eastern European Politics, Prof. Shosky, J
009 - Race and Ethnicity in Europe, Prof. Lusane, C
(Meets with SIS 696 009)

SIS-519 - Monetary Union in Europe, Prof. Henning, R

SIS-553 - Central & Eastern Europe in Trans, Prof. Johnson, R 

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Spanish

SPAN-136 Intensive Spanish I (4.00 cr)

SPAN-152 Spanish, Elementary I, Prof. McCabe, E, Baron, E, Holtermann, E, Zamora, M, Long, M, Yaun, J (4.00cr)

SPAN-153 Spanish, Elementary II, Prof. Baron, E, Holtermann, E, Danner, E, Pineiro, M, Beneitez, G (4.00cr)

SPAN-194 Comm Service Learning Project, Prof. Holtermann, E
001 Spanish, Elementary I (01.00cr)

SPAN-194 Comm Service Learning Project
001 Spanish, Elementary II, (01.00cr), Prof. Holtermann, E

SPAN-236 Intensive Spanish II (4.00 cr)
Special tuition rate applies.

SPAN-252 Spanish, Intermediate I, Prof. Tiernan, M, Velleman, K, Werth, B, Pineiro, M, McCabe, E, Lorenzo-Alonso, M, Bekhor, S, Bravo-Cubillan, M; Ricalde, E (4.00cr)
Prerequisite: SPAN-153 or equivalent.

SPAN-253 Spanish, Intermediate II, Prof. Roman, R, Werth, B, Velleman, K, Pineiro, M, Concepcion, F, (4.00cr)
Prerequisite: SPAN-252 or equivalent.

SPAN-294 Comm Service Learning Project
001 Spanish, Intermediate I (01.00cr), Prof. Velleman, K , Pineiro, M

SPAN-294 Comm Service Learning Project
001 Spanish, Intermediate II (01.00cr), Prof. Velleman, K

SPAN-296 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
001S Lower Level Intermed Spanish
002S Intermediate Spanish

SPAN-323 Spanish III

SPAN-333 Advanced Spanish III

SPAN-336 Intensive Spanish III (4.00cr)
Special tuition rate applies.

SPAN-352 Spanish Conversation & Composition I, Prof. Zamora, M, Hernandez, C, McCabe, E, Delbene, R, Bravo-Cubillan, M, Pineiro, M, Concepcion, F, Ata, J, Mitchell, B
Prerequisite: SPAN-253 or equivalent.

SPAN-353 Spanish Convers & Comp II, Prof. Auciello, E, Ata, J, Serra, A, Holtermann, E, Serra, A, Mitchell, B, Vasquez, I, Bravo-Cubillan, M
Prerequisite: SPAN-352 or equivalent.

SPAN-356 Spanish Topics
Prerequisite: SPAN-353 or permission of instructor
002 Advanced Grammar & Composition, Prof. Serra, A
003 Intro to Span Interpretation, Prof. Giglio, D
Prerequisite: SPAN-358.
(Meets with SPAN 656 003)

SPAN-358 Intro to Spanish Translation, Prof. Caicedo, C
Prerequisite: SPAN-353 or permission of instructor.
(Meets with SPAN 658 002)

SPAN-359 Advanced Spanish Translation, Prof. Tamayo, M, Pascal, E
Prerequisite: SPAN-358 or equivalent.
(Meets with SPAN 659 001)
(Meets with SPAN 659 002)

SPAN-361 Intro to Spanish Linguistics, Prof. Delbene, R
Prerequisite: SPAN-353.
(Meets with SPAN 661 001)

SPAN-388 Adv Spanish Grammar & Comp

SPAN-389 Adv Spanish Grammar & Comp
Special tuition rate applies.

SPAN-394 Comm Service Learning Project
001 Spanish Convers & Comp I (01.00cr), Prof. Hernandez, C, McCabe, E, Hernandez, C

SPAN-396 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
001S Spanish III
002S Advanced Spanish III
003S Adv Spanish Grammar & Comp
004S Lower-Level Advanced Spanish
005S Advanced Spanish

SPAN-450 - Spanish Civilization I: Spain, Prof. Holtermann, E
Prerequisite: SPAN-353 or equivalent.

SPAN-494 Comm Service Learning Project
001 Spanish Civilization I: Spain (01.00cr), Prof. Holtermann, E

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Graduate Courses:

Art History
Communication
Economics
Government
French
History
Literature
Philosophy
School of International Service
Spanish


Art History

ARTH-513 - Italian Painting: Early Renaissance, Prof. Butler Wingfield, K
Prerequisite: two art history courses including ARTH-101 or ARTH-105 or equivalent.

ARTH-608 - Gothic Art, Prof. Simons,R
Prerequisite: ARTH-100 or ARTH-105 or ARTH-303.
(Meets with ARTH 308 001)

ARTH-696 - Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
002 - Renaissance Art: France & Flanders, Prof. Simons, R
(Meets with ARTH 396 002)

ARTH-696 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
002 European Painting 1680-1860, Prof. Lampe, I
Prerequisite: ARTH-210 or equivalent.
(Meets with ARTH 396 002)

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Communication

COMM-570 - Film & Digital Media Institute
Prerequisite: permission of school.
N14 - European Cinema

COMM-596 - Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
004 - European Cinema, Prof. Brannon, K

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Economics

ECON-658 - Economics of the World Regions
Prerequisite: ECON-603; or ECON-500 and ECON-501.
001 - Europe and the European Union, Prof. Meade, E
(Meets with ECON 358 001)

ECON-618 - Economic History: Europe/World
Prerequisite: ECON-500 or ECON-703, and ECON-501 or ECON-702, Prof. Willoughby, J

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Government

GOVT-523 - The Art and Craft of Lobbying
Prerequisite: GOVT-110 or GOVT-120.
N02 - European Public Affairs Inst, Prof. Thurber, J

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French

FREN-626 - French Topics
N01 - Paris Et L'identitie Francaise, Prof. Rodamar, D
(Meets with FREN 326 N01)
001 - La Politique Francaise, Prof. Harris, N
(Meets with FREN 326 001)
003 - La Nouvelle Francophone, Prof. Harris, N
(Meets with FREN 326 003)
004 - Roman et Cinema, Prof. Rodamar, D
(Meets with FREN 326 004)

FREN-629 French Translation Workshop, Prof. Dawley, E
(Meets with FREN 329 001)

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History

HIST-500 - Studies in History
001 - Society & Democracy in Germany, Prof. Breitman, R
COMM-507 - Media in Britain

HIST-612 - Studies in European History
001 - Soc & Culture Modern France, Prof. Norris, K
(Meets with HIST 312 001)

HIST-618 - Nazi Germany, Prof. Breitman, R
(Meets with HIST 318 001)
HIST-619 – Holocaust, Prof. Nadell, P
(Meets with HIST 319 001)

HIST-618 - Nazi Germany, Prof. Breitman, R
(Meets with HIST 318 001)

HIST-720 Colloq: Mod Europe 1789-1900, Prof. Norris, K

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Literature

LIT-608 - Studies in Genre
001 - The Rise of the British Novel, Prof. Berry, A
(Meets with LIT 308 001)

LIT-640 - 19th C British & European Lit
001 - 19th C. English Novel, Prof. Loesberg, J
(Meets with LIT 340 001)
002 – Revolutions, Prof. McGann, T
(Meets with LIT 340 002)

LIT-640 - 19th C British & European Lit
001 - Victorian Poetry, Prof. Loesberg, J
(Meets with LIT 340 001)

LIT-643 - British & European Modernism
001 - Modern British Fiction, Prof. Rubenstein, R
(Meets with LIT 343 001)
002 - Directions In Modern Fiction, Prof. Rubenstein, R
(Meets with LIT 343 002)

LIT-660 -Topics in Medieval Literature
001 - The Monstrous & the Other, Prof. Wenthe, M
(Meets with LIT 360 001)

LIT-660 - Topics in Medieval Literature
001 – Chaucer, Prof. Wenthe, M
(Meets with LIT 360 001)

LIT-681 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
001 - Literature and the City: Paris, Prof. Pike, D
(Meets with LIT 381 001)

LIT-681 – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature
003 - German Literature, Prof. Rojer, O
(Meets with LIT 381 003)

LIT-733 - Special Topics in Literature
001 - Art of Doubt in Renaissance, Prof. Sherman, A

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Philosophy

PHIL-600 - Ancient & Medieval Philosophy, Prof. Tschemplik, A
(Meets with PHIL 300 001)

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School of International Service

SIS-519 - Monetary Union in Europe, Prof. Henning, R

SIS-553 - Central & Eastern Europe in Trans, Prof. Johnson, R

SIS-551 - Econ, Pol & Society in Europe, Prof. Egan, M

SIS-603 - Special Institute in Int'l Affairs
N03 - Integrating Europe in Changing World, Prof. Silvia, S
(Meets with SIS 303 N03)
N04 - Europe Research Project, Prof. Silvia, S
(Meets with SIS 303 N04)

SIS-619 - Special Studies in International Politics
009 - European Foreign Policy, Prof. Johnson, R

SIS-619 - Special Studies in Int'l Pol
007 - European Foreign Policy, Prof. Johnson, R

SIS-630 - Economic Policies of the European Union, Prof. Henning, R

SIS-676 - Selected Topics in Cross-National Study
003 - Politics of Peace in U.S. & Europe
006 - The Balkans in Transition, Prof. Johnson, R
007 - Energy & Sec: Eur/Cen Eurasia, Prof. Tsereteli, M

SIS-696 Selected Topics: Non-Recurring
009 Race and Ethnicity in Europe, Prof. Lusane, C
(Meets with SIS 396 009)

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Spanish

SPAN-656 Spanish Topics
Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent.
002 Advanced Grammar & Composition, Prof. Serra, A
003 Intro to Span Interpretation, Prof. Giglio, D
Prerequisite: SPAN-358.
(Meets with SPAN 356 003)

SPAN-658 Intro to Spanish Translation, Prof. Cortes-Conde, F, Caicedo, C
(Meets with SPAN 358 001)
(Meets with SPAN 358 002 SPAN 095 003)

SPAN-659 Advanced Spanish Translation, Prof. Olsen, B, Tamayo, M
Prerequisite: SPAN-658 or equivalent.
(Meets with SPAN 359 001)
(Meets with SPAN 359 002)

SPAN-661 Intro to Spanish Linguistics, Prof. Delbene, R
(Meets with SPAN 361 001)

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