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Maastricht Courses - 2020 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Courses

Taught in English

USAC’s partnership with Maastricht University’s Center for European Studies allows you to immerse yourself in interdisciplinary studies centered around one of five programmatic themes: Business & Economics in Europe; European History, Culture & Arts; Psychology and Neuroscience in Europe; European Politics, Law & International Relations; or Public Health & Medicine in Europe.

You will enroll in one core course specific to your program’s theme that combines strong academics with integrated field trips and experimental learning. At least half of your courses must be selected from disciplines related to the program theme. You are free to fill your remaining course load of 24-32 ECTS (12-16 US credits) from those disciplines, or choose from over 350 courses in a wide variety of academic departments.

Please note that for all courses with codes starting with COR, HUM, SSC, SCI and SKI the minimum GPA requirement is 3.3.

Business & Economics In Europe

Core Courses

Students are required to select one of the following:

  • Economics of European Integration
  • Leadership and Management in a Global World
  • Marketing, it's All About Creating Value! (spring only)

Electives

At least one-half of a student's credit load must be taken from the following disciplines (your chosen core course will count toward this requirement):

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management 

 

European History, Culture & Arts in Europe

Core Courses

Students are required to select one of the following:

  • Dutch Art History
  • Going Dutch: Literary Reflections on the Low Countries in the 19th and 20th Century
  • The Roaring Twenties, Nazi Terrors and the Cold War

Electives

At least one-half of a student's credit load must be taken from the following disciplines (your chosen core course will count toward this requirement):

  • Art (History)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Globalization
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Women’s Studies

 

European Politics, Law & International Relations in Europe

Core Courses

Students are required to select one of the following:

  • Europe in Crisis: Quo Vadis, Europa?
  • Law and Politics: Current Topics in the EU

Electives

At least one-half of a student's credit load must be taken from the following disciplines (your chosen core course will count toward this requirement):

  • European Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Public Policy

 

Psychology and Neuroscience in Europe

Core Courses

Students are required to select one of the following:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Ethics- Moral health care dilemmas from a European and comparative perspective
  • Positive Psychology

Electives

At least one-half of a student's credit load must be taken from the following disciplines (your chosen core course will count toward this requirement):

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Work and Organisational Psychology

 

Public Health and Medicine in Europe

Core Courses

Students are required to select one of the following:

  • Introducing Policy, Research and Practice
  • Medical Ethics- Moral health care dilemmas from a European and comparative perspective

Electives

At least one-half of a student's credit load must be taken from the following disciplines (your chosen core course will count toward this requirement):

  • Chemistry
  • European Public Health
  • Genetics
  • Human Biology
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Physiology

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available upon request. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.