Minor: European Studies

The European Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program offered through a number of cooperating departments including Foreign Languages, History, Performing Arts, Geography, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.  Students wishing to minor in European Studies must have their course selection approved by the program coordinator.

Prerequisite:  Students must complete two years of college study of a European Language, other than the student's native language, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency before they may begin the minor.

Complete these courses in a European language: 1010 (3), 1020 (3), 2010 (3), HU2020 (3), or demonstrate proficiency through an interview with a faculty advisor or successfully complete an upper division course with a "C" or better.

Minimum Grade Requirement: You must earn a "C" or better in all courses required for the minor (a "C-" is not acceptable).

Credit Hour Requirement:  For the minor, a minimum of 18 credit hours is required in addition to two years of college study of a European language (or equivalent).  Courses taken as part of the student's major will not count for fulfillment of the minor requirement.  Only six hours of the 18 credit hours required may be taken in the same department.

Core Requirements (6 credit hours)

I.  Select one course (3 credit hours) from the following:

  • FL 3320A Language and Culture of Europe (3)
  • FL 3320B Special Topics in Language and Culture of Europe (3)
II.  Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following:

      Courses may NOT be from the same department

  • History 4220 Europe: History of the Middle Ages 300-1300 (3)
  • History 4230 Europe: Renaissance & Restoration 1300-1600 (3)
  • History 4240 Europe: Absolution, Enlightenment & Revolution 1660-1815 (3)
  • History 4250 Europe: 1815-1870 (3)
  • History 4260 Europe: 1870-1945 (3)
  • History 4270 Europe: 1945-Present (3)
  • Geography 3590 Geography of Europe (3)
  • Political Science 3210 Politics & Government of Europe (3)
Elective Requirements (9 credit hours)

Select nine additional credit hours from the following programs and departments as approved by the program coordinator.  Courses selected and approved from these departments must have explicit European emphasis and content: 
Anthropology, Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Performing Arts, Business & Economics, Geography, History, Honors, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology