Opportunities abound for studying modern Europe on Princeton’s campus.
The interdisciplinary approach to the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society aims to show how the region’s long history and variety of cultural traditions still shape many European responses to modern predicaments.
Europe is unique. Social scientists can observe trends that are relevant to the world at large: how regional integration works or does not work; how societies respond to flows of immigration and to globalization, in general; and the character and limits of monetary cooperation. EPS and its affiliate, the European Union Program, offer students who participate in the Undergraduate Certificate an opportunity to develop a more comprehensive picture of Europe and to interact with a broad range of European cultural and political figures.
Throughout their coursework, undergraduate students can design their course of study to meet their interests and fulfill the requirements of the program. Language study is an integral part of the curriculum.
Attending the numerous lectures and panel discussions sponsored by the program throughout the academic year is an important aspect of gaining a better understanding of Europe. There is a particular emphasis on covering topics on current events related to politics, economics, government etc.