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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered byMonash European and EU Centre
Campus(es)Clayton

Description

European and European Union (EU) studies focuses on the present, the past and the possible futures of Europe; its peoples and nations, individually and in relation to each other, its cultures, political and economic life, and the relationships that link Europe to the rest of the world.

Students undertaking European and EU studies at Monash can expect to learn about the contribution that European thought and culture have made to the shaping of the modern world, as well as the significance of contemporary developments such as the creation and enlargement of the European Union. Students are encouraged to analyse, interpret, discuss and evaluate texts, both historical and contemporary, that are representative of European ideas and culture, and to become familiar with the different forms of innovation that have characterized the development of the European Union.

European and EU studies is taught by the Monash European and EU Centre located in the Faculty of Arts but with close ties to the faculties of Law and Business and Economics and cross-disciplinary research and teaching activities.

Students may take a major, a minor, or individual units in European and EU studies as part of their course. At fourth-year level, students may enrol for honours in European and EU studies, or in European and EU studies combined with another approved discipline. The centre also offers a Diploma in European Studies, which can be taken on its own or concurrently with a bachelor degree.

It is recommended that students study a European language in parallel with their work in European and EU studies but this is not a prerequisite of enrolment. Students who do not wish to take a European language as part of their bachelor degree can choose to study a European language through a Diploma of Languages as a complement to their bachelor degree.

Study Abroad

All students of European and EU studies are encouraged to study in Europe. The centre has established contacts with European universities, enabling students to gain credit towards a qualification in European and EU studies. Grants for study in Europe are available through Monash Abroad. Students intending to undertake study in Europe should consult with the centre before applying for these grants.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in European and European Union studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • EUR1100 European culture and ideas: Modernity and enlightenment
  • EUR1200 European culture and ideas: Modernity and romanticism*
  • EUR1300 Contemporary Europe

* Not offered in 2010.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in European and European Union studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of one core unit
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of five core units.

A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Core

Electives

Students studying a minor or major can select a minimum of one of the following units(6 points):

Units not offered in 2010

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 3903 Diploma in European studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts