Core Field

The Core Field provides a broad foundation for understanding the European and Eurasian regions. Students take 5 courses (15 credits) in at least 3 disciplines  to complete this field. Students must choose at least two courses from each section (A and B) below.

Section A: Western, Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe
Section B: Post-Soviet/Post-communist Countries

Section A: Western, Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe

EDUC 6100 Higher Education in Europe

HIST 6042 Seminar: World War II

HIST 6050 Modernization, Imperialism, Globalization

HIST 6121 Modern European History

HIST 6135 British Imperialism

HIST 6170 Eastern European History, 1772-1918

HIST 6171 Eastern European History, 1919-1945

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies*

  • The European Union
  • EU Foreign Relations
  • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

IAFF 6378 Special Topics in Middle East Studies *

  • Turkish Politics and Society

LAW 6534 Law of the European Union

PSC 6364 Comparative Government and Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

Section B: Post-Soviet/Post-communist Countries

HIST 6030 The Uses of History in International Affairs 

HIST 6051 Re-thinking Cold War History

HIST 6188 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-1991

IAFF 6338 Special Topics in European and Eurasian Studies*

  • Nationalism in Russia and Eurasia
  • Ukraine and Georgia: Between Russia and the West
  • Central Asia: Security Politics, Society
  • Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia
  • History and Politics of the Caucasus
  • Security in Russia and Eurasia

PSC 6366 Government and Politics of Russia


Note: Special/Selected Topics courses change often
Check the schedule of classes for each semester's offerings. With permission of the program director, other Special/Selected Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements.