The European Studies Center (ESC) was established in 1984 and is charged with the university-wide responsibility of coordinating and developing scholarship and teaching related to Europe. The Center promotes the study of Europe at the University of Pittsburgh by developing new courses, lectures, symposia, and conferences with international participants. Center research foci include comparative public policy, social and intellectual history, multiculturalism in Europe, questions of identity, and Europe’s historical and contemporary role in the world.
This unit is designed to introduce students to countries of the European Union; energy consumption and choices; and climate change, policy, and impacts. It is targeted to the educator's 11th and 12th grade students in the following courses: AP Environmental Science; IB Environmental Systems and Society; AP Human Geography; and IB Individuals and Society: Geography.