Modern European Studies

Numerous factors are contributing to the increasing prominence of and interest in Europe in the world today – among them, the political and economic growth of the European Union, the emergence of new states, and at times, the turbulent process of readjustment of the economic and political systems of post-communist countries, including Russia.

Modern European Studies is available as a major through Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies. It offers students the opportunity to combine European languages, history, art, music, literature, philosophy, geography, sociology, anthropology, politics, and economics in a broadly based concentration that will extend and deepen their knowledge of European issues.

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Admission to the major requires consultation with the Chair of the Modern European Studies Program at the end of your second year, or in the summer before registering.


Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Buchanan Tower
222-1873 East Mall
Tel: 604-822-6403