History Minor in European Studies

Contact UsContact Admissions Request InfoGet on our mailing list Visit SHUSchedule a Campus Visit Apply NowCreate your account

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.