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Literature and film

Dr. Jerry White, Canada Research Chair in European Studies, teaches courses on European cinema and literature, and encourages students to take on intellectual challenges and open up to the world around them.


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Freedom to choose

The European Studies program let Jacob Singer explore his interests in Philosophy, Political Science, and the German language.


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Czech it out

Honours students in the European Studies program go to Europe for an exchange or study abroad semester—maybe to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic.


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A broad perspective

Students like Christina Macdonald can choose from courses in 17 different deparments and disciplines to fulfill the requirements of the European Studies program.


Program snapshot

Top 6 reasons to choose European Studies at Dal:

  1. Combine courses from History, English, Gender and Women’s Studies, Philosophy, Music, Classics, Political Science, and more, for one of the broadest possible courses of study in the humanities.
  2. Discover the contributions of artists, writers, directors, and composers from diverse European countries, both past and present.
  3. Learn how the European Union has affected not only the economic aspects of the individual countries, but also the socio-political.
  4. Expand your communication skills by learning a European language: French, Italian, or German.
  5. Look ahead to a broad range of career options: the multidisciplinary European Studies program gives you access to fields like politics, education, journalism, business, and more.
  6. Study at a European university for up to a year—in France, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, and others.

What will I learn?


With so many choices across so many disciplines and departments, you’ll learn anything from the function of literature as propaganda during wartime, to sex and gender in Reformation Europe. You'll also choose courses in a European language, preparing you for study abroad.

What will I do?

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Understanding modern Europe and European cultures will benefit anyone planning a career in business, government, journalism, education, or other related fields. You'll also be prepared for graduate studies, like Jacob Singer. Find out what he's planning to do for his master's degree.