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West European Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Professor Peter Bondanella

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Graduate Faculty

Chancellorís Professor
Roy Gardner (Economics)

Distinguished Professors
Willis Barnstone (Emeritus, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese), Peter Bondanella (Comparative Literature, French and Italian), Bruce Cole (Fine Arts, Comparative Literature)

Peter Boerner (Emeritus, Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies), Matei Calinescu (Emeritus, Comparative Literature), William Corsaro (Sociology), Allen Douglas, Norman Furniss (Political Science), Harry Geduld (Emeritus, Comparative Literature), Henry Remak (Emeritus, Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies), Darlene Sadlier (Spanish and Portuguese), Tim Tilton (Political Science, Public and Environmental Affairs)

Associate Professor
David Pace (History)

Assistant Professor
Carl Ipsen (History)

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Affiliated Graduate Faculty

Rudy Professors
Albert Valdman (French and Italian, Linguistics), George von Furstenberg (Economics)

Robert Agranoff (Public and Environmental Affairs), Michael Berkvam (French and Italian), Maryellen Bieder (Spanish and Portuguese), Patrick Brantlinger (English), Mary Ellen Brown (Folklore), J. Peter Burkholder (Music), Sarah Burns (Fine Arts), Richard Carr (French and Italian), Gilbert Chaitin (Comparative Literature, French and Italian), Lawrence Clopper (English), Claus ClŁver (Emeritus, Comparative Literature), William Cohen (History), Evangelos Coufoudakis (Political Science), Nancy Demand (History), James Diehl (History), Molly Faries (Fine Arts), Michele Fratianni (Business), Jane Fulcher (Music), Kari Ellen Gade (Germanic Studies), Carol Greenhouse (Anthropology, Communication and Culture), Karen Hanson (Philosophy), Jeffrey Hart (Political Science), David M. Hertz (Comparative Literature), Roger Herzel (Theatre and Drama), Ingeborg Hoesterey (Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies), Albrecht Holschuh (Germanic Studies), Janet Kennedy (Fine Arts), Oscar Kenshur (Comparative Literature), Eugene Kleinbauer (Fine Arts), Rosemary Lloyd (French and Italian), Joseph Miller (Business), Breon Mitchell (Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies), Christine Ogan (Journalism), M. Jeanne Peterson (History), James Riley (History), Alvin Rosenfeld (English), William Shetter (Emeritus, Germanic Studies), Josep Sobrer (Spanish and Portuguese), Paul Spade (Philosophy), Lois Wise (Public and Environmental Affairs)

Associate Professors
George Alter (History), JoŽlle Bahloul (Anthropology), Andrea Ciccarelli (French and Italian), J. Clancy Clements (Spanish and Portuguese), John Efron* (History), Michelle Facos (Fine Arts), Arthur Field (History), Catherine Fraser (Germanic Studies), Adelheid Gealt (Fine Arts), Charlotte Gerrard (French and Italian), Margaret Gray (French and Italian), Catherine Larson (Spanish and Portuguese), Joan Linton* (English), Richard Nash* (English), William Rasch (Germanic Studies), Robert Rohrschneider (Political Science), Rakesh Solomon* (Theatre and Drama), Rex Sprouse (Germanic Studies), Richard Stryker (Political Science), Helen Sword* (English), Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston* (Comparative Literature)

Assistant Professors
John Isbell* (French and Italian), Burt Monroe* (Political Science)

Academic Advisor
Distinguished Professor Peter Bondanella, Ballantine Hall 542, (812) 855-3280

The West European Studies Department is devoted to the study of the area from Scandinavia in the north to Spain and Italy in the south, from Ireland in the west to Austria and Greece in the east. Its topical emphasis is international (i.e., inter-European) and interdisciplinary. In its teaching and research it favors comparative, interdisciplinary, and cross-national approaches.

While no Ph.D. degree is offered, doctoral students are invited to elect a Ph.D. minor in West European Studies.

Degree Offered
Master of Arts

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Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Graduate Record Examination General Test normally required.

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Master of Arts Degree

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, consisting of W301, W401, W501, one additional W605 in WEST social sciences courses, one additional W605 in WEST humanities courses, plus 9-12 credit hours of electives and 3-6 credit hours of thesis.

Language Requirement
Oral/aural knowledge of one approved West European language plus reading knowledge in another European language appropriate to the studentís program. The appropriateness of the second language will be determined with approval from the chair of the department.


Dual Degree Programs
Dual degree programs will soon be available in cooperation with the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Please contact the department for more information.

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Dual Degree: Master of Arts in West European Studies and Master of Business Administration

The Department of West European Studies and the Kelley School of Business jointly offer a three-year program that qualifies students for two masterís degrees. Study for these two degrees can be combined for a total of 65 credit hours rather than the 84 credit hours required for the two degrees taken separately. Students take 24 credits in West European Studies under the course requirements for the M.A. (under the M.A./M.B.A. regulations), including W301, W401, W501 and the in-depth knowledge of one West European language; and 40.5 credit hours for the M.B.A. degree under the course requirements for the M.A./M.B.A., including The Foundations and the Functional Core through the MBA program, L506, G509, and The Policy Component. A student must make application to and be accepted by the Kelley School of Business for study toward the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and by the Department of West European Studies and the Graduate School for study toward the Master of Arts degree. The student must select a

Advisory Committee of at least three faculty members representing both WEST and the Kelley School of Business. It is strongly advised that the student spend the first of the three-year program completing requirements for the M.A. (WEST) part of the program, and that the second year be spent in the first year of the M.B.A. program, thus allowing the third year to focus on electives and the thesis. The Area Studies programs (EALC, REEI, WEST) require 30 hours of credit, 6 of which taken in the Kelley School of Business will count towards the M.A. degree. The other 24 hours of credit must be in accordance with the respective area studies program.

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Area Certificate in West European Studies

Area certificates can be awarded only in conjunction with a degree program and cannot be awarded prior to the completion of all requirements for the degree.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, consisting of W301, W401, W501, three additional WEST courses divided between humanities and social sciences courses, plus 12 credit hours of electives that are WEST or cross-listed courses.

Language Requirement
Oral/aural knowledge of one approved West European language plus reading knowledge in another European language appropriate to the studentís program. The appropriateness of the second language will be determined with the approval of the chair of the department.

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Ph.D. Minor in West European Studies

Course Requirements
Twelve (12) credit hours of courses carrying graduate credit. These should include W301-W401 (a waiver for either or both may be obtained from the chairperson), at least one W605 seminar, and at least one other W605 seminar or cross-listed equivalent. Waivers do not count toward meeting the 12 credit hour requirement. No more than 3 of the 12 credit hours may be in readings (W805) or independent research (W875).

Language Requirement
Reading competence in at least one of the approved continental West European languages.

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W301 Modern European Politics and Society (3 cr.) The politics, economics, and social structures of Western European countries. Examination of selected domestic and international issues, including the welfare states, the European community, and West-East European relations.
W401 Topics in European Intellectual History (3 cr.) A survey of modern European intellectual history from the French Revolution to the present. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
W405 Special Topics in West European Studies: Social Sciences (3 cr.; 12 cr. max.)
W406 Special Topics in West European Studies: Humanities (3 cr.; 12 cr. max.)
W501 The Economics of European Integration (3 cr.) Study of the integration of the economies of the member states of the European Union (EU) since the Treaty of Rome; economic policy-making institutions and the EU budget; economic theory of a customs union and a single market; imperfections in the single market, including unemployment; monetary integration and monetary union; common policies and reforms; widening of the EU to the east and south; and emphasis on relevant current events.
W504 Model European Union (1-3 cr.) Analysis of the decision-making powers of the European Union (EU). Formal simulation of the EU. Course may be repeated for credit.
W602 International Briefing (1.5 cr.) Covers three large regions: East Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. Team-taught by three specialists in politics, culture, and societies.
W605 Selected Topics in West European Studies (1.5-4 cr.; 12 cr. max.)
W800 M.A. Thesis (cr. arr.)*
W805 Individual Readings in West European Studies (1-8 cr.)
W875 Research in West European Studies (cr. arr.)

Modern Greek Courses
E491 Elementary Modern Greek for Graduate Students (3 cr.) For graduate reading knowledge. Credit will not count toward degree.
E492 Readings in Modern Greek for Graduate Students (3 cr.) P: E491 or equivalent. Continuation of first semester.
E200 Second-Year Modern Greek (3 cr.) Students enrolling must have either taken E491 or placement examination. Course will build on language skills acquired during first semester. This will involve covering more advanced grammar, vocabulary, and developing writing skills. Emphasis placed on verbal expression. For graduate reading knowledge. Credit will not count toward degree.

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