Course of Study

There are no formal pre-requisites for enrollment in any European Cultural Studies course or for admission to the certificate program. The coursework for the ECS certificate comprises a core requirement and an electives requirement.

Apply for the ECS Certificate at this link.

Core Course Requirement: The core requirement can be fulfilled by completing one of the following courses or sequences of courses:

  • ECS 301/EPS 301
  • EPS 302/ECS 302
  • HUM sequence (HUM 216-219)

Elective Course Requirements: Students fulfill the electives requirement by completing two additional courses in ECS at the 300- and/or 400-level.  Students who plan to study abroad should consult with the director for approval to count a non-Princeton course towards the fulfillment of the ECS requirements.

All courses to be counted towards fulfillment of the requirements for the ECS certificate must be taken for a grade. Any or all of those courses may also be counted towards distribution requirements and/or requirements for a departmental concentration or another certificate, as long as doing so does not conflict with the rules of the other departments or programs involved.

Spring 2024 ECS courses can be found here.

Additional Requirements: Additional requirements for the ECS certificate are participation in three other intellectually stimulating elements of the Program:

  • ECS Excursion to a cultural event in New York (offered annually and typically completed during the junior year)
  • Faber Lecture and Colloquium, a lecture followed by a colloquium conducted over a meal with a distinguished scholar visiting Princeton to deliver the Program’s most prestigious public lecture (offered annually and typically completed during the junior year)
  • Senior Thesis Colloquium

Maximize your course benefits: Students interested in earning multiple certificates in combination with European Cultural Studies, such as Medieval Studies or Humanistic Studies, can partially fulfill course requirements in multiple certificates by taking the HUM sequence (HUM 216-219).

Apply for the ECS Certificate at this link.

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