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About the Program

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society (EPS) encourages the interdisciplinary study of modern Europe, with a particular focus on politics, economics, and society in western and central Europe over the past century. It is an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.

The program offers a Certificate of Proficiency to students who successfully complete the normal requirements in their department as well as the EPS program requirements. It sponsors a core course, EPS 300 European Politics and Society in the 20th Century, and a noncredit thesis writers’ colloquium for seniors. In addition, it sponsors lectures, seminars, and other programs for the entire university community.

Study and Internships Abroad

Study abroad at a European university is very strongly encouraged by the program. Living overseas is a critical part of gaining a perspective on a foreign society and in developing language fluency.  Princeton participates in the Berlin Consortium and has linkages with the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques-Institut d'études (Sciences Po) and Oxford University, and also allows students to study at many other European universities.

Students may choose to spend a summer, a semester, or an entire academic year abroad. The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society permits students to count up to two of the courses they take at a European university toward the certificate requirements if those courses pertain to modern European politics, economics, sociology, or twentieth-century history.

The Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society can provide information and offer advice on a number of study abroad programs. The University’s Office of International Programs maintains a comprehensive list of such programs as well information on opportunities for internships abroad.  For more information contact Program Manager Kathleen Allen or the Office of International Programs.

 

Certificate Requirements

A student choosing to pursue a Certificate of Proficiency in Contemporary European Politics and Society must complete the normal requirements in his or her department as well as the requirements of the program. The proposed course of study must be approved each term by the director. For complete information on certificate requirements, eligible courses, and study abroad, go to Courses.

 

 

 
 
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