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European Studies - Western

Western European studies programs focus on the history and culture of European countries along the Atlantic Ocean and inland. Students in these programs study relevant European languages, art and other cultural aspects that pertain to business.

Inside Western European Studies

Western European studies programs are available at many schools in the United States. Some of the countries studied in these programs include England, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. A program in this field of study may require the student to learn a Western European language, such as German, Finnish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Yiddish. Some schools may require that students who don't have language experience complete upper-level cultural courses for a specific country.

Education Information

Programs are available from the certificate to the Ph.D. levels and as specializations. For instance, some graduate programs offer a combined Western European studies and business degree program for those going into international business. Courses may include politics in the European Union, comparative political economy, modern French politics, art history, Victorian studies and archeology. In some instances, study abroad opportunities are available. The following articles provide specific information about the various levels of study in European Studies. Although they don't focus specifically on Western Europe, some of these programs overlap.

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