SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Studies in European Society

This optional unit is an introduction to the ideas and principles behind the development of European or Western society. This unit provides a conceptual understanding and analytical framework for discussing the European or Western world-view and so should benefit students who in their future academic or professional careers expect to deal with European values or issues. Topics include:

  • religion
  • class
  • race
  • nationalism
  • gender
  • democracy
  • education
  • the European Union


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