This minor focuses on western, central, and Eastern Europe as well as Russia and enables students to pursue an interest in the social, historical, political, and cultural dimensions of this region.
Students electing this minor must complete a minimum of 15 credits of coursework from the European Studies minor list, of which 3 credits may be at the 1000 level and the remaining must be at the 2000-level or higher. Courses must be drawn from at least three of the following departments: Art History; Economics; English; Geography; History; Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (including CAMS, CLCS, FREN, GERM, ILCS, and SPAN); Music; and Political Science. Students are strongly encouraged to take HIST 2402. Education Abroad courses, special topics courses, and variable topics courses may count towards the minor when these focus on Europe or Russia. Three credits of independent study may be included when the independent study is focused on Europe or Russia. Students should select the courses in the minor in close consultation with a European studies minor advisor.
In addition to completing the required coursework, European Studies minors must meet one of four tools and experience requirements:
- Participation in an approved Education Abroad program that includes at least six weeks residence in Europe or Russia.
- Completion of six credits of coursework at any level in a European language other than English.
- Completion of an internship (with or without pay) of at least six weeks duration with an organization in Europe or Russia or an internship with a strong European or Russian component in an organization in the United States.
- A combination of an approved Education Abroad program that includes three weeks residence in Europe or Russia and three credits of coursework at any level in a European language other than English.
This minor is administered by the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Rowe 419. For more information, including contact information for European Studies minor advisors, refer to the Individualized and Interdisciplinary Studies Program website or call IISP at (860) 486-4223.