2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

European Union & Contemporary Europe, CAS

Margarita Estevez-Abe, Co-Director, Center for European Studies

Office: 308 Maxwell Hall

Telephone: 315-443-3859

E-mail: mestev02@syr.edu

The Certificate of Advanced Study in the European Union (EU) and Contemporary Europe is available to students in all professional and doctoral programs at Syracuse University who are looking to supplement their degree with a strong foundation in this region’s politics, culture, and economics or to prepare themselves for a career involving specialization in this region. In completing the certificate program, students are required to take 12 credit hours of study focused on the region, including one of the required courses and nine credits from a set of approved courses and/or approved other activities such as internships, language study, independent study, or capstone experiences. For more information, visit the program website:



Admission to this certificate program is open to all graduate students enrolled in Syracuse University interested in learning more about and acquiring a specialization in the European Union and contemporary Europe. Interested students are encouraged to interact with the director of the certificate program early in their tenure to develop a program of study as well as to complete the Graduate School’s Internal Admission form enrolling in the program.

Student Learning Outcomes

For information on student learning outcomes, please contact the department.

Program Requirements:

Twelve credits in four courses must be earned to be eligible for the certificate. These must include:

The choice of one of the required courses:

Elective Courses and/or Approved Other Activities

Nine credits from a set of elective courses and/or approved other activities such as internships, independent study, or capstone experiences.



*Offered during Summer at the University’s Strasbourg Center in France.
**Offered during Summer in Strasbourg, Berlin, and Wroclaw.
***Offered during Summer in London.
****Offered during Fall at the University’s Washington, DC Center.

Credits Towards the Certificate

In addition to these classes, students may also earn credits towards the Certificate in the following ways:

  • Students can take a maximum of six-credit hours in any of the regional languages offered at the University at the 600 level. Turkish, Portuguese, and Polish are also considered regional languages in addition to those more generally considered when focusing on Europe.
  • Students can take a maximum of three-credit hours for an internship experience in Europe or for the completion of a capstone course that focuses on a topic related to contemporary Europe or the EU (with the approval of the Director of the Certificate Program).