Western European Specialization
The Specialization in Western European Studies, which is administered by James Madison College, is available as an elective to students whoare enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.
The Specialization in Western European Studies provides an opportunity for students to pursue a significant and coherent body of course work in the culture, history, politics, economics, and geography of Western Europe. Some of the courses in the specialization focus on individual countries, while other courses are comparative and cross–national.
A Steering Committee, composed of faculty from the colleges whose courses are included in the Specialization in Western European Studies, oversees the specialization. The student's program of study for the specialization must be approved in advance and in writing by the chairperson of the Steering Committee. Students who elect the Specialization in Western European Studies are encouraged to complete courses that are related to Western Europe in partial fulfillment of the University Integrative Studies requirement.