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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||Monash European and EU Centre|
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 characterised 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.
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.
Students studying a sequence in European and European Union studies must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students studying a minor or major in European and European Union studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Students studying a minor or major can select a minimum of one of the following units (6 points):