Requirements for the Major

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It is highly advisable that students make a decision no later than the middle of their sophomore year in order to take full advantage of the ECS major.

The major consists of 10 semester courses (eleven, if the student elects to write a thesis):

Normally, students will choose to focus on either the early period (from the Middle Ages to the mid–1700s) or the modern period (from the mid–1700s to the present day). Variations within the scheme can be worked out with the coordinator.

Each major will plan a program in consultation with the coordinator.

Consult the European Cultural Studies section in the Brandeis University Online Bulletin for complete information.