European Studies Minor

     Welcome to the WSU European Studies Minor. This program is interdisciplinary, in that students are required to take courses from a number of departments in order to complete the minor. It is also very flexible, allowing students to mix and match courses that will integrate their interests and their talents.
     If you are interested in the EuroStudies Minor, please send me an email or drop by my office and we will duscuss the opportunites and your situation.

Requirements At-A-Glance

Language Requirement

Four semesters (or the equivalent) of a European language, other than your native language.

Credit Requirements

18 credit hours for the minor.
At least a "C" grade in all minor courses.
A maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) may be taken in the same department.


Take two of the following from two different departments:
•  FL 3320 European Language & Society
•  FL 3320 European Culture & Community
•  HIST 4220 History of the Middle Ages 300-1300
•  HIST 4230 Renaissance and Reformation
•  HIST 4240 Nineteenth-Century Europe
•  HIST 4250 Europe in the Age of Total War
•  HIST 4260 History of Christianity in Europe
•  GEOG 3590 Geography of Europe
•  POLS 3210 Politics in the European Union

Take four elective European Study courses (12 credit hours). These courses may include courses in the above sections that you did not count there.


You must officially declare European Studies as your minor; it will then show up in Cattracks. To do this, see the program advisor, Dr. Tom Mathews.

Description from the University Catalog 2020-2021

The European Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program offered through several WSU departments. Students wishing to minor in European Studies must have their course selection approved by the program coordinator.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in each course used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours in addition to two years of college study (or the equivalent) of a European language. Courses taken which are part of the student’s major will not count as fulfillment of the minor requirement. Of the total 18 credit hours, only six may be taken in the same department.
  • Program Code: 3036
  • CIPC: 050106


All students electing the minor are required to meet with the coordinator for approval of all courses to be counted toward fulfillment of the requirements. The coordinator will ascertain that the individual courses selected are eligible to be counted, and that together they form a coherent curriculum of sufficient breadth.

Course Requirements for Minor

The following are required in addition to two years of college study in a European language other than the student’s native language, or equivalent proficiency to be demonstrated by the student.

Core requirements (6 credit hours)

Two courses (six credit hours) from the following; courses may not be from the same department:

Elective requirements (12 credit hours)

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


Course Offerings*
*Some of these courses have prerrequisites which, in most situations, will not be waived for European Studies students.

FALL 2022

ENGL 3040 History of English Language

ENGL 3500 HU Intro to Shakespeare

ENGL 3650 British Literature I

ENGL 3660 British Literature II

ENGL 4655 Brit Lit WWII-2001


HIST 4240 Europe 1660-1815

HIST 4330 History of England to 1485

HIST 4350 Germany and the Third Reich


FRCH 3320 French -Humanitarian Purposes

FRCH 3690 Monsters of Francophone Lit


GRMN 3320 German through Media

GRMN 3740 Translation I


SPAN 3000 Proficiency Development

SPAN 3060 Grammar & Composition

SPAN 3160 Introduction to Literature

SPAN 3220 Phonetics & Phonology

SPAN 3320 Advanced Communication

SPAN 3570 Spain After its Civil War

SPAN 3650 Early Spanish Theater

SPAN 3570 Puerto Rican Writers

SPAN 3710 Business Spanish I

SPAN 3720 Medical Spanish I

SPAN 3740 Translation I

SPAN 3750 Introduction to Interpreting

SPAN 3760 Audiovisual Translation