The graduate program in Critical European Culture Studies (CECS) provides a selective, rigorous and forward-thinking investigation of the various languages, literatures and cultures of Europe with a foundational focus on the idea of Europe.

A flexible interdisciplinary curriculum that appreciates the idea of Europe as a historically dynamic discourse offers students discipline-specific training while fortifying it with a focus on broader issues such as transnationalism, migration, and cultural identity. It allows students to work across disciplinary boundaries: The program's high-profile model of cross-departmental collaboration fosters a diverse research program for participating faculty and students with a focus on the humanities and social sciences.