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European and Russian Studies (EURR) Courses

EURR 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to European and Russian Studies

An introduction to the study of Europe and Russia, including aspects of the histories, societies, cultures, and politics of the region.
Lectures/groups three hours a week.

EURR 2001 [0.5 credit]
Current Issues in European Politics and Society

An interdisciplinary examination of social, political, and economic issues facing Europe, including the countries of the European Union, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 2002 [0.5 credit]
Europe and Russia in the World

The position of Europe, the European Union, and the Russian Federation in a global context, including geopolitical, economic, security, and human dimensions.
Prerequisite(s): second year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3001 [0.5 credit]
Literature and Culture in Europe

A survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Europe. Examination of fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of European culture and society.
Also listed as ENGL 3804.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 2000 or ENGL 2010.
Prerequisite(s): second year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3002 [0.5 credit]
Literature and Culture in Russia and Eurasia

A survey of the literature and cultural texts that have defined Russian and neighboring Slavic countries. Examination of fiction and non-fiction texts that have contributed to and reflected the development of Russian and Slavic culture and society.
Also listed as ENGL 3805.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 2000 and ENGL 2010.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

EURR 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term

Prerequisite(s): registration in the B.A. European and Russian Studies (Honours) Co-operative option, completion of the Co-op preparation classes offered by the Co-op Office and permission of the Institute.


EURR 4002 [0.5 credit]
Post-Soviet States and Societies

The relationship between social forces and state structures at both the national and local levels in the USSR and the post-Soviet states.
Also listed as PSCI 4502.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5002 and PSCI 5110.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3208,PSCI 3209,PSCI 3704, PSCI 3705, HIST 2600, or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4003 [0.5 credit]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe

Social issues and policies in the European Union including European identity, democratic legitimacy, nationalist and extremist political movements, Euroscepticism, migration and immigration, social inclusion/exclusion and social models, gender and family policy, regional differentiation.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4000.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of the following: EURR 2000 (no longer offered), EURR 2001, PSCI 3207 or another 3000-level course in European politics or history; or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5003, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4008 [0.5 credit]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe

Ethnic basis of nationalism in the region. Ethnic politics and trends.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on the region; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4100 [0.5 credit]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe

Processes of nation building in the region examined in terms of a particular country, or set of countries.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3705, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5100, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4101 [0.5 credit]
The Balkans in Transition – 1918 to 1989

The seminar uses the concept of transition to understand the Balkan encounter with modernity and Europe. Key periods to be examined include the interwar era and the period of communist rule, with an emphasis on political, social and economic themes.
Also listed as HIST 4605.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4102 [0.5 credit]
The Balkans since 1989

Selected topics in Balkan politics and society since the collapse of communism in 1989, focusing on the democratic transition and the EU accession process. The legacies of communist rule, democratization and the many national questions that still exist in the region.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 3704, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209 or HIST 2600; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4103 [0.5 credit]
The Great Russian Novel

A study of masterpieces of prose fiction from the Golden Age of Russian literature. Readings will be chosen from writers such as Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, and/or others. All texts will be studied in English translation.
Also listed as ENGL 4600.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing.
Lecture three hours a week.

EURR 4104 [0.5 credit]
European Integration and European Security

Issues related to the formation of supra-national decision-making structures in Europe.
Also listed as PSCI 4608.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on Europe or on international security, or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5104, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4106 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies

Selected topics related to European integration in the post-World War II period.
Also listed as PSCI 4609.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing and a previous course on Europe; or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4107 [0.5 credit]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions

Domestic conditions in Russia from 2000 to the present and the framing of Russia’s foreign policy and strategic objectives towards the former Soviet republics and other key global actors, including the United States, the European Union, NATO and China.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5107.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4201 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in European Studies

A seminar focusing on selected topics related to Europe.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4202 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies

A seminar focusing on selected topics related to Russia and neighbouring countries.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4204 [0.5 credit]
Central Europe, Past and Present

Evolution and current status of Central Europe from periods of foreign control in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries to independent statehood, with emphasis on national accommodations and conflicts.
Also listed as HIST 4604.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5204, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4205 [0.5 credit]
Gender, Identity and Politics in Post-Communist Societies

The relationships between political transformation, identity-building, ethnicity and gender politics in the transitional states of Europe and the former Soviet Union, considered in comparative perspective.
Also listed as PSCI 4501.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Department and one of PSCI 2101, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2500, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3500, PSCI 3502, PSCI 3704, or PSCI 3705.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4206 [0.5 credit]
Internship and Applied Policy Skills

A seminar accompanying an unpaid internship placement to develop workplace and applied policy skills. Relating applied experience to academic literature. Writing skills for an applied policy setting. Internship placement: 12 days over l2 weeks.
Prerequisite(s): open only to fourth-year EURUS B.A. Honours students with a minimum B+ average and placement in an internship position in the same semester or in the previous semester (based on a competitive application process).
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5301, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar: six three-hour seminar sessions.

EURR 4207 [0.5 credit]
Politics of Central Eurasia

Examination of the Caucasus and Central Asia, from Chechnya to former Soviet republics of the region, Afghanistan and Chinese Turkestan. Interests of Russia, China, and the United States. Emphasis on underdevelopment, oil and gas, terrorism, Islam.
Also listed as PSCI 4503.
Prerequisite(s): fourth year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4208 [0.5 credit]
Foreign Policies of Soviet Successor States

The foreign policies of the USSR and of Russia and selected other successor states, with special emphasis on the search for a new security order.
Also listed as PSCI 4601.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing and one of: EURR 2001, EURR 2002, PSCI 2102, PSCI 2601, PSCI 2602, PSCI 3107, PSCI 3208, PSCI 3209, PSCI 3600, PSCI 3603, PSCI 3703, or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4209 [0.5 credit]
Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin

Examination of the South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia), the Russian-held North Caucasus, including Chechnya, and relations with Iran. Emphasis on state and society, oil and gas, transregional communications, interests of western powers, ethnic relations.
Also listed as PSCI 4504.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4302 [0.5 credit]
EU Summer Study Abroad

This course is open only to students in approved summer study options in Europe, particularly the EU Study Tour.
Prerequisite(s): approval of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5302, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 4303 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union

History of contemporary Europe from 1945 to present covering both eastern and western halves of the continent and including social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions.
Also listed as HIST 4606.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5303, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4304 [0.5 credit]
Europe and International Migration

Europe’s role in international migration. Topics to be discussed may include migration and mobility as both assets and challenges for sending, transit, and destination countries, changing geographies of migration, inclusion and exclusion, political mobilization, and responses of European states and other actors.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5304, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4305 [0.5 credit]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution

Examination of the expansion and downfall of tsarist Russia from the eighteenth century to the revolutionary era and the establishment of Bolshevik rule. Topics include the relationship between the monarchy and subject peoples, social and economic change, and daily life.
Also listed as HIST 4607.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5305, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4306 [0.5 credit]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture

Examination of the rise of the Soviet Union to a global power and subsequent tensions that promoted its collapse. The course will analyze Stalinism, the Second World War, the Thaw, and Brezhnev and Gorbachev eras through the lens of the USSR’s citizens.
Also listed as HIST 4608.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing or permission of the Institute.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 5306, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4704 [0.5 credit]
The Business Environment in Europe

The economic, political, legal, and cultural environment for doing business in the European Union and other regions in Europe. Patterns of foreign trade and investment, market characteristics, science and technology, regulation and European integration, and business culture.
Also listed as BUSI 4704.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4006 (no longer offered), BUSI 4604 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 4900 [1.0 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4902 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and Russian Studies

Tutorials or reading courses on selected topics may be arranged with the permission of the Institute and agreement of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Essay

Individual research project resulting in a major essay, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and evaluated by the supervisor and a second reader. Students should consult with the Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies regarding the topic and supervisor. Institute’s Honours Essay guidelines apply.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing, a CGPA of 9.00 or higher in courses qualifying for credit in European and Russian Studies, and permission of the Institute.


Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca