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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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 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.

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 the following two units (12 points):

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 compulsory unit
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including a minimum of five compulsory units. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory units

Elective units

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

  • ATS2074/ATS3074 Rebelling against conventionality: Expressions of French individualism
  • ATS2340/ATS3340 Introduction to peace and security studies
  • ATS2401/ATS3401 Ancient Greek epic
  • ATS2402/ATS3402 Ancient Greek theatre
  • ATS2406/ATS3406 The portrayal of capitalist society: Dickens, Flaubert, Dostoevsky
  • ATS2421/ATS3421 James, Woolf and the Russians: Literature of the 1890s to 1930s
  • ATS2422/ATS3422 Romanticism and revolution
  • ATS2487/ATS3487 Mayhem and madness in the Age of Reason: English literature 1698-1798
  • ATS2523/ATS3523 Modern Eastern and Central Europe: Culture and society
  • ATS2572/ATS3572 Crisis and renewal in the late Renaissance: Machiavelli and the age of the prince
  • ATS2592/ATS3592 Sexuality, decadence and modernity in Europe c1880-1918
  • ATS2595/ATS3595 The rise and fall of Nazi Germany
  • ATS2598/ATS3598 Jews in the modern world
  • ATS2600/ATS3600 The Holocaust in the age of genocide
  • ATS2602/ATS3602 Renaissance Italy
  • ATS2603/ATS3603 The age of crusades: Cultures and societies
  • ATS2612/ATS3612 The Renaissance in Florence
  • ATS2614/ATS3614 Slavery and freedom: From the American to the French revolution
  • ATS2692/ATS3692 Progress and despair: Modern political ideologies and theories
  • ATS2812/ATS3835 Contemporary Russia: Identities, transformations and conflicts
  • ATS2869/ATS3869 Political philosophy
  • ATS3494 Romantic literature I
  • ATS3877 Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone De Beauvoir
  • ECC3800 History of economic thought
  • VSA2140/VSA3140 Cross-cultural art: Asian, American and European
  • another unit from a cognate discipline with the approval of the undergraduate coordinator

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing