Requirements

The Contemporary European Studies Major (EURO) can be broken down into three main requirement areas: language, core, and theme. You must fulfill all of these requirements in order to graduate with the degree.

Language Requirements

Complete at least five semesters of a single European language, or fifth semester proficiency documented through university placement tests.

UNC currently offers Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish courses through the advanced level.

Other languages may be approved upon petition to the EURO advisor. One approved literature course taught in the language may also count as a theme or elective course, if included in the official course lists.

EURO majors are strongly encouraged to apply their language proficiency skills in Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) courses and complete a Study Abroad Program in the target language.

Core
Requirements

To provide a strong European background in both historical and contemporary issues, there are two courses required for all majors. Each class is also cross-listed in the Political Science and History departments, respectively, with seats reserved for EURO.

You must complete the following courses:

EURO 239 (POLI 239):
Introduction to European Government

EURO 159 (HIST 159):
Twentieth-Century Europe

Theme Requirements

EURO majors must select one theme of concentration and take four approved courses in that theme:

Theme 1: Integration and Enlargement

Theme 2: Histories and Cultures

One course must be taken from the theme outside the student's chosen theme of concentration.

One additional course must be completed from Theme 1, Theme 2, or the list of approved Elective Courses on contemporary Europe. Click here to view a list of all approved EURO courses.

Of these six courses, at least three must be numbered 400 or above.

Important Notes:

The requirements for the EURO major underwent a streamlining and simplification process for Fall 2014. If you are a current EURO major following the old requirements you may request a change to the new requirements in Tar Heel Tracker. This can be done in one of two ways.

1.Send an email request to the EURO curriculum advisor to submit a plan adjustment in Tar Heel Tracker.

2. Schedule an appointment with Academic Advising so that your ConnectCarolina requirement term can be changed to the new effective date.

If you need access to the old requirement information, please email euro@unc.edu.