History Minor in European Studies

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The minor requires 18 credit hours in total, with at least 3 credits in 4 areas where the study of Europe is a central aspect of the course:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Economics or International Business
  • Language or Literature
  • Religious Studies and Philosophy

The concentration of the minor is on Modern Europe, so any course should have its primary focus on events on either Early Modern Europe (1400-1800) or Modern Europe (1800 to the present). An issue to anticipate will be creating a means for some flexibility in the types of courses required. Because the 18 credits are spread over 4 different areas, there may arise special cases where the student can substitute 1 course (3 credits) in 1 area for another course in another area if there are already sufficient credits in that area due to major degree requirements. The point is to protect both the major and the minor from too many overlaps. It is up to the discretion of the Director of European Studies to allow only 1 course to be substituted. For example, a Political Science major may elect to take only 3 credits in political science for the minor if they have already taken 3 courses in European politics for the major, and then fulfill the requirements by taking 3 courses in economics/ international business to fulfill the 18 credits in the minor.

PO 299 Italian Politics
PO 310 Irish Politics
PO 311 Comparative Western European Politics
PO 312 Comparative Eastern European Politics
PO 313 Politics of European Integration
PO 302 Development of Modern Political Theory
PO 303 Modern Political Ideologies
PO 341 International Law
HI 214 French Revolution and Napoleon
HI 217 Twentieth Century Europe
HI 218 History of Modern France
HI 253 History, Culture, and Art of the Low Countries
HI 255 Celtic and Irish History
HI 354 Renaissance and Reformation 
EC 322 International Economics
EC 325 European Economic Community
EC 342 European Economic Development
MGT/IB 203 Cross-cultural Management
MGT/IB 278 Principles of International Business
FR 251-2 Introduction to Literature in French I and II
FR 280 French Civilization and Culture
FR 281 Francophone Civilization and Culture
FR 282 Business French
FR 283 Franco-Italian Connections
FR 315 Paris
FR 316 Quebec
FR 353-359 Topics in French/Francophone Film
FR 363-369 Topics in French/Francophone Culture
FR 371 Literary Travelers, Exiles, and Expatriates
FR 372 Women Writers
FR 373-379 Topics in French/Francophone Literature
IT 251-2 Introduction to Literature in Italian I and II
IT 280 Italian Civilization and Culture
IT 283 Franco-Italian Connections 
IT 353-359 Topics in Italian Film 
IT 363-369 Topics in Italian Culture
IT 371 Literary Travelers, Exiles, and Expatriates
IT 372 Women Writers
IT 373-79 Topics in Italian Literature
PH 306 Existentialism [ask about more Philosophy courses]
SP 280 Spanish Civilization and Culture
SP 359 Twentieth-Century Spanish Prose 
EN 316 Twentieth-Century British Literature
EN 343 Women Writers in Modern European Narrative
RS 299 Holocaust Literature

It will be strongly advised that students study a modern foreign language whenever possible. A sufficient understanding of foreign languages is an important aspect of this program. Therefore, three credit hours in language will only be accepted after completion of introductory level courses. Pre-requisites in the above language courses would also require further studies.