European Studies*

Major preparation requirements

  • Two years of a modern European language other than English
  • One course from the following:
    • History of Europe (post-1750)
    • French Culture/Civilization
    • French Literature
    • Russian Literature
    • Russian Film
  • Two courses from the following:
    • Sociocultural anthropology
    • Cultural geography
    • Contemporary world history
    • World literature
  • Two courses from the following:
    • Comparative politics
    • Economic geography
    • Macroeconomics
    • Microeconomics
    • Introductory sociology

Required by end of spring before transfer:

  • One year of a college level modern European language OR at least one year of high school in which the primary language of instruction was a modern European language
  • At least two of the preparatory courses listed above (in addition to foreign language)

NOTE: Completion of intermediate/advanced foreign language is strongly preferred.

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*Students are classified as Pre-European Studies until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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