Photo of Matisse's Dance, 1910

GRALL, ECS + COML Welcome (Back) Reception

Friday, September 2
3-4 p.m.
Shiffman 125

Celebrate the start of the semester with students and faculty from GRALL (and a few GRALL affiliated) programs and courses!

  • German Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • European Cultural Studies

Refreshments will be served! All are welcome!

Meet the ECS UDR!

Meet Xinyi Du, 2016-2017 UDR for European Cultural Studies!


The European Cultural Studies Program (ECS) offers students the opportunity to study English and continental literature in translation in conjunction with one or more related disciplines: fine arts, history, music, philosophy, politics, sociology and theater arts.

ECS is for those students who feel intellectually adventurous, who want to explore the interrelationships of literature with various other disciplines in order to gain a broader perspective of what constitutes "culture." With the advent of an ever-changing Europe, students in ECS will be better prepared, in all areas, to keep abreast with current and future events.

Many of our students spend some time abroad to get a feel for the cultures in which they are most interested. ECS majors have gone on to graduate school (in history, politics, English and other fields), law school, business school and advanced programs in international studies.