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European Studies

The European studies minor, which is open to all students, helps you understand the cultural, economic, religious and social forces that have shaped European peoples' lives throughout history. With this cross-cultural knowledge, you're equipped to understand and effectively work with people from the many cultural backgrounds that form the European experience.

Minor Requirements

Prerequisite Courses - 6 hrs.

  • CIV 100: Western Civilization - 3 hrs.
    or CIV 101: Western Civilization to 1600 - 3 hrs.
    or CIV 102: Western Civilization Since 1600 - 3 hrs.
    or CIV 111: Unified Composition and Western Civilization I - 3 hrs.
    or CIV 112: Unified Composition and Western Civilization II - 3 hrs.
  • WLF 201: Intermediate French - 3 hrs.
    or WLG 201: Intermediate German - 3 hrs.
    or WLS 201: Intermediate Spanish - 3 hrs.

Social Sciences - 6 hrs.

Core Course (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • HIS 340: Contemporary Europe - 3 hrs.
  • IS 330: European Integration - 3 hrs.
  • IS 331: European Security - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 304: Governments of West Europe - 3 hrs.

Elective Course (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • HIS 320: Renaissance and Reformation - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 323: Ancient Greece and the Hellenistic World - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 325: Roman Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 326: Modern Military Forces and Institutions - 3 hrs.
  • *HIS 340: Twentieth-Century Europe - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 342: Europe, 1789-1914 - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 343: The Enlightenment - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 375: The Holocaust - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 382: European Women, Gender, and Sexuality Since 1500 - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 385: Science, Technology, and Society - 3 hrs.
  • HIS 451: Global Hist Colloquium - 3 hrs.
  • IS 250: Normative Theories of International Studies - 3 hrs.
  • *IS 330: European Integration - 3 hrs.
  • *IS 331: European Security - 3 hrs.
  • *PLS 304: Governments of West Europe - 3 hrs.
  • SOC 320: Social Theory - 3 hrs.

*Elective if not taken as part of core.

Humanities - 6 hrs.

Core Course (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • PHL 307: Classical Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 308: Modern Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 307: Classical Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 308: Modern Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.

Elective Course (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ART 140: Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142: Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 335: Medieval Art - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 123: European Writers - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 385: Literatures of Europe - 3 hrs.
  • MUS 109: Music Appreciation - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 300: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 304: Renaissance and Modern Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 306: Recent Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • PHL 311: Existentialism - 3 hrs.
  • *PHL 307: Classical Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • *PHL 308: Modern Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • *PLS 307: Classical Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • *PLS 308: Modern Political Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • **WLF 316: Topics in French Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLF 321: French Culture and Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • WLF 322: Contemporary France - 3 hrs.
  • WLG 316: Topics in German Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLG 321: Survey of German Culture and Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 306: Topics in Spanish History and Culture - 3-9 hrs.
  • *WLS 316: Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 321: Peninsular Spanish Civilization and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • WLS 347: Images and Texts in the Hispanic World - 3 hrs.

*Elective if not taken as part of core.
**topic must concern Europe