Welcome to the European Studies

European Studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University approaches the study of Europe from an intercultural perspective and with an interdisciplinary approach.

We define Europe as broadly as possible, to include Eastern and Central Europe, the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Russia and Turkey, as well as Western Europe. In order to transcend the heavily presentist and social science orientations that mark many European Studies programs that take as their focus the European Union, our program encourages students to consider European developments over a broad chronological sweep from the Middle Ages onwards and attaches equal importance to both humanities and social science disciplines.