European Courses

The purpose of these informational documents is to help GRS students choose courses that would be of interest to their regional focus. This is an overview of current courses offered 2019-2020, although they may change in the future. The most updated information can be found on the UBC course website. As there are many courses related to studies of the European region, the courses listed here are separated into categories of Inter-country, Germany, Britain, France, Russia, and Mediterranean specific courses.

Inter-country Studies

Art History Courses

  • ARTH 225 – Art in Europe to the Sixteenth Century
  • ARTH 311 – Art in the Early Medieval West
  • ARTH 339 – 19th-Century Art and Social Space

Central, Eastern and Northern Europe Studies Courses

  • CENS 201 – Contrasts and Conflicts: The Cultures of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe (in English)
  • CENS 202 – Great Works of Literature from Central, Eastern and Northern Europe (in English)
  • CENS 303A – Representations of the Holocaust (in English)
  • CENS 303B – Representations of the Holocaust (in English)
  • CENS 307 – Witches: Myth and Reality
  • CENS 404 – Gender and Nation: Women’s State in Modern Central, Eastern and Northern European Literatures and Cultures

Classical Studies Courses

  • CLST 105 – Greek and Roman Mythology
  • CLST 260 – Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World
  • CLST 301 – The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science
  • CLST 306 – Ancient Technology: Greece and Rome
  • CLST 317 – Classical Tragedy
  • CLST 318 – Classical Comedy
  • CLST 320 – Slavery in the Ancient Greek and Roman World
  • CLST 356 – Alexander the Great and his Empire

Economics Courses

  • ECON 334 – Economic History of Modern Europe

English Courses

  • ENGL 318 – History of the English Language: Early History
  • ENGL 319 – History of the English Language: Later History

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 336A – Seminar in European Cinema

History Courses

  • HIST 102 – World History from 1500 to the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 220A – History of Europe
  • HIST 363 – Europe in the Early Middle Ages
  • HIST 365 – Europe During the Renaissance
  • HIST 366 – Europe During the Reformation
  • HIST 368 – Europe in the 19th Century
  • HIST 369 – Europe, 1900-1950
  • HIST 370 – Europe Since 1950
  • HIST 432 – International Relations in the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 441 – History of the Holocaust

Medieval Studies Courses

  • MDVL 210 – Introduction to the Middle Ages
  • MDVL 301 – European Literature from the 5th to the 14th Century
  • MDVL 310A – Topics in Medieval Studies – TPCS MDVL STUDI

Philosophy Courses

  • PHIL 313 – Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 416 – Topics in 19th-Century Philosophy

Political Science Courses

  • POLI 352 – Comparative Politics of Public Policy

Romance Studies Courses

  • RMST 221B – Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World I: Medieval to Early Modern – LIT&CULT RMNCE I
  • RMST 222 – Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World II: Modern to Post-Modern

Scandinavian Studies Courses

  • SCAN 335 – Vikings and Norse Mythology (in English)
  • SCAN 336 – Scandinavian Crime Fiction (in English)
  • SCAN 411A – Scandinavian Drama and Film in Translation
  • SCAN 414 – Topics in Danish and Northern European Cultural Studies (in English)

Slavic Studies Courses

  • SLAV 307A – Literature and Film in Eastern Europe

Germany Specific Courses

Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies Courses

  • CENS 303A – Representations of the Holocaust (in English)
  • CENS 303B – Representations of the Holocaust (in English)

German Studies Courses

  • GERM 301 – German Literature 1900 – 1945 (in English)
  • GERM 302 – German Literature after 1945 (in English)
  • GERM 303 – German Literature Before 1900 (in English)
  • GERM 304 – German Cinema (in English)
  • GERM 314 – Business German
  • GERM 403A – Studies in Modern German Culture (in English)
  • GERM 406A – Selected Topics in German Literature
  • GERM 409 – Special Topics in German Cinema (in English)

History Courses

  • HIST 441 – History of the Holocaust

Philosophy Courses

  • PHIL 416 – Topics in 19th-Century Philosophy

Britain Specific Courses

English Courses

    • ENGL 221 – Literature in Britain: the 18th Century to the Present
    • ENGL 318 – History of the English Language: Early History
    • ENGL 319 – History of the English Language: Later History
    • ENGL 343 – Anglo-Saxon and Early Medieval Literature

History Courses

  • HIST 310 – The British Empire to 1850
  • HIST 311 – The British Empire after 1850
  • HIST 318 – Early Twentieth-Century Britain
  • HIST 319 – Britain, 1945 to the Present

Russia Specific Courses

Russian Studies Courses

  • RUSS 206 – Nineteenth-Century Russian Writers in Translation
  • RUSS 207 – Twentieth-Century Russian Writers in Translation
  • RUSS 316 – Russian through Film (in Russian)

France Specific Courses

French Studies Courses

  • FREN 220 – Introduction to Early French Literature and to Textual Analysis
  • FREN 221 – Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis
  • FREN 346 – French at Work
  • FREN 370 – Introduction to French Linguistics

History Courses

  • HIST 365 – Europe During the Renaissance

French, Hispanic and Italian Studies Courses

  • RMST 221B – Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World I: Medieval to Early Modern – LIT&CULT RMNCE I
  • RMST 222 – Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World II: Modern to Post-Modern

Mediterranean Specific Courses

Art History Courses

  • ARTH 322 – Early Modern Italian Art and Culture (ca. 1550-1700)
  • ARTH 331 – Greek Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 332 – Roman Art and Architecture

Classical Studies Courses

  • CLST 105 – Greek and Roman Mythology
  • CLST 110 – Golden Age of Athens
  • CLST 111 – Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome
  • CLST 211 – Greek Philosophy I
  • CLST 212 – Greek Philosophy II
  • CLST 231 – Ancient Greece
  • CLST 232 – Ancient Rome
  • CLST 260 – Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World
  • CLST 301 – The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science
  • CLST 306 – Ancient Technology: Greece and Rome
  • CLST 307 – Greek Law
  • CLST 312 – Women in the Roman World of Republican and Imperial Times
  • CLST 313 – Greek Epic
  • CLST 317 – Classical Tragedy
  • CLST 318 – Classical Comedy
  • CLST 320 – Slavery in the Ancient Greek and Roman World
  • CLST 329 – Ancient Greek Warfare
  • CLST 331 – Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLST 332 – Roman Art and Architecture
  • CLST 333 – Greek Religion
  • CLST 353 – The Early Roman Empire
  • CLST 355 – The Athenians and their Empire
  • CLST 356 – Alexander the Great and his Empire

Italian Courses

  • ITAL 303 – Italian Literature and Culture of the Medieval and Early Modern Period
  • ITAL 403 – Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy

Italian Studies Courses

  • ITST 110 – “Made in Italy”
  • ITST 231 – Introduction to Italian Culture I: From the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period
  • ITST 232 – Introduction to Italian Civilization II: From the Modern to the Post-Colonial Age
  • ITST 345 – Italian Fascism in Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • ITST 385 – Italian Cinema: Neorealism
  • ITST 413 – Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy in Translation
  • ITST 419 – Topics in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Culture in Translation
  • ITST 432 – Italian Cinema and Its Cultural Background

** Undergraduate students are sometimes able to take graduate-level courses with special permission. Please ask.

Can’t find what you want?

Every year, there are different student-directed seminars offered on various topics. If there is none for your very specific interests, you can make your own course! For more information, please visit here.

Previously available courses (may be available again in the future):

  • FREN 125 French Through Culture and Civilization
  • FREN 334 French Civilization
  • FREN 421 French or Francophone Cultures (in English)
  • FREN 427 Francophone Cinema
  • FREN 468 Romance Linguistics
  • GEOG 493 (3) Geography of Eastern Europe
  • GEOG 494 (3) Geography of the Ex-Soviet States
  • HIST 101 World History to Oceanic Contact
  • HIST 101 Europe From the Fall of Rome to the Reformation
  • HIST 120 European History from the Renaissance to the Present
  • HIST 202 Modernization in Historical Perspective
  • HIST 306 History of France, 1461-1715
  • HIST 310 The British Empire
  • HIST 311 The British Empire After 1850
  • HIST 313 The Renaissance
  • HIST 316 European Social History
  • HIST 324 History of East-Central Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • HIST 334 Europe in the 19th Century
  • HIST 370 Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe
  • HIST 372 Ideas and Institutions of the Middle Ages
  • HIST 371 Europe in the Early Middle Ages
  • HIST 375 Economic History of Pre Modern Europe
  • HIST 400 Self and Society From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
  • HIST 405 Russia Before 1917
  • HIST 406 France, 1715-1900
  • HIST 407 History of Modern Germany
  • HIST 408 History of the Habsburg Monarchy
  • HIST 409 France, 1900 to the Present
  • HIST 415 Early Modern Britain
  • HIST 419 Contemporary Britain, 1945 to the Present
  • HIST 435 Communist Movements in Eastern Europe Since 1900
  • HIST 438 History of the Soviet Union
  • HIST 461 Politics and Culture in Fin-de-Siecle Europe (1890-1914)
  • POLI 325 Communist and Post-Communist Politics
  • POLI 326 European Politics: Selected Cases
  • POLI 327 European Integration
  • POLI 364A International Organizations
  • POLI 425 Communist movements in eastern Europe since 1900
  • RELG 310 Jewish Responses to Catastrophe
  • RMST 468 Romance Linguistics