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Europe and the European Union

Outside view of the Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Norway

Wilson Herlong ’14 took this photo of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo, Norway, while studying abroad at Lund University.

Center for European Studies

Founded in 1993, the Center for European Studies (CES) advances understanding of the social, political and economic events that shape contemporary Europe. The overarching mandate of the center is to enhance undergraduate and graduate instruction in contemporary European studies, to promote scholarship and training for students and faculty from all disciplines and professional schools, and to stimulate institutional and public awareness of Europe’s economic, cultural, and political importance on campus, in North Carolina, and across the nation. The center has been designated a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence by the European Union and as a National Resource Center and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship granting center by the U.S. Department of Education. CES houses the undergraduate major in Contemporary European Studies and the TransAtlantic Masters program.


The “EU in NC” Study Tours are intensive, development experiences for educators from across North Carolina. The tours provide K-12, community college, and HBCU/MSI educators with in-depth knowledge of Europe critical for developing lesson plans and finding resources for teaching about contemporary Europe.
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Departments, Centers and Programs

Carolina Gender, War and Culture Series
Center for European Studies
Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense
Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures
Department of Romance Studies
Global Pharmacy Scholars Program
Winston House

Programs of Study

Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies

Ph.D. in German Studies

Center for European Studies

Major in Contemporary European Studies

Curriculum in Global Studies

Major concentration in Western Europe and the European Union
Major concentration in Russia and Eastern Europe
M.A. concentration in Russian, Eurasian and East European

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Major concentration in British and American Literature

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Major in Central European Studies
Major in German Literature and Culture
Major in German Media, Arts and Culture
Major in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Minor in German

Department of History

Major concentration in Ancient and Medieval History
Major concentration in Modern European History
Ph.D. in Ancient History
Ph.D. in European History
Ph.D. in Russian and Eastern European History

Department of Romance Studies

Major concentration in French
Minor in French
Major concentration in Italian
Minor in Italian
Major concentration in Portuguese
Minor in Portuguese
Major concentration in Spanish
Minor in Spanish for the Professions
Minor in Hispanic Studies
Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies
Ph.D. in Italian Studies
Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics
Ph.D. in Spanish

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

TransAtlantic Masters Program

M.A. track in Transatlantic Studies
M.A. track in European Governance
M.A. track in German-Turkish Studies

Library Collections

Research guide for European Studies
Research guide for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
Research guide for German Studies
Research guide for French Studies
Research guide for Hispanic Studies

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