European Area Studies

Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)

European Language*
One or two courses in the same language:
3–6
FRE-200, 201French III, IV* 
GER-200, 201German III, IV* 
ITA-200, 201Italian III, IV 
RUS-200, 201Russian III, IV* 
SPA-200, 201Spanish III, IV* 
Gateway Course
EUR-250
Introduction to European Studies3
Area-specific Courses**
Four or five courses from at least three categories:
12–15
Arts
ART-209Art of the Baroque 
ART-30319th-Century Art 
DAN-105Survey of Dance History 
DAN-350History of Ballet, Modern and Jazz Dance 
ENG-484Seminar in Cinema Studies 
MUS-207Masterworks in Music 
MUS-209Great Composers 
MUS-300Beethoven and the Romantic Age 
MUS-303Music Literature: Baroque Era 
MUS-312The Arts Abroad 
MUS-495Selected Topics in Music: The Beatles 
THE-312The Arts Abroad 
History
HIS-214Europe to 1715 
HIS-215Europe since 1715 
HIS-265Britain to 1688 
HIS-266Modern Britain 
HIS-268History of Ireland 
HIS-269Women in Europe from Antiquity to the French Revolution 
HIS-273Imperial Russia 
HIS-274Modern Russia 
HIS-275Italy from the Middle Ages to the Present 
HIS-313Modern European Intellectual History 
HIS-314History of Socialism 
HIS-316History of Ancient Rome 
HIS-320The History of Christianity 
HIS-325Church and Society in Medieval Europe 
HIS-331Renaissance and Reformation 
HIS-35020th-Century Europe 
Philosophy and Social Science
ECO-315Comparative Economic Systems 
ECO-365The Post-Soviet Economy and U.S. Business 
IND-210Global Encounters: A Cultural Experience by Travel in Europe 
IND-401Seminar in Russian Area Studies 
INT-314Study Abroad 
PHL-226The Limits of Reason: 19th-Century Continental Philosophy 
PHL-250Political Philosophy 
PHL-305Philosophy of Religion 
PHL-310Problems in 20th-Century Philosophy 
PHL-315Existentialism 
PHL-402Nietzsche and Nihilism 
PHL-404The Philosophy of Wittgenstein 
PHL-406The Philosophy of David Hume 
POL-225Nationalism in World Politics 
POL-239Political Thinkers and Political Thought 
POL-255European Politics 
POL-340Modern Democracy and Its Critics 
POL-342Freedom and Authority 
SOC-225Population Study 
SOC-271Europe 
SOC-308Cities and Suburbs 
SOC-309Peasant Society 
SOC-311Social and Cultural Change 
SOC-314Social Theory 
SOC-315Issues in Modern Social Theory 
SOC-340Power and Politics 
SOC-350Social Policy 
Literature, Film and Culture
ENG-217Introduction to Shakespeare 
ENG-250Literary History I 
ENG-251Literary History II 
ENG-331Medieval Literature 
ENG-33316th-Century Literature 
ENG-33517th-Century Literature 
ENG-340Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
ENG-345Romantic Literature, 1780-1830 
ENG-346Victorian Literature, 1830-1900 
ENG-34720th-Century British Literature 
ENG-348Contemporary British Literature 
ENG-411History of the English Language 
ENG-425Seminar in Shakespeare 
ENG-435Seminar in Milton 
FRE-311French Culture 
FRE-422Cultural Expression in French Film and Television 
FRE-425The Portrait of the Hero in French Fiction 
FRE-430Mask and Reality in French Theater 
GER-300Composition and Conversation 
GER-301German for Business 
GER-305Introduction to German Literature 
GER-307German Literature and Film 
GER-310German Culture 
GER-425Self and Society in German Short Fiction 
GER-430Modern German Drama 
LIT-310Russian Literature from 988 to 1850 
LIT-311Russian Literature from 1850 to 1917 
LIT-31220th-Century Russian Literature 
LIT-315Tolstoy 
LIT-317Dostoevsky 
LIT-330Russian Culture 
SPA-305Cervantes 
SPA-310Spanish Culture and Civilization 
SPA-320Introduction to Spanish Literature 
SPA-325Introduction to Latin-American/Latino Literature 
SPA-403Medieval Literature 
SPA-412Hispanic Theater and Film 
SPA-413The Hispanic Short Story: Transatlantic Connections 
SPA-415The Spanish Renaissance 
SPA-416The Spanish Golden Age 

** Students who place out of foreign language 200 must take foreign language 201 and one additional foreign language course at the 300 or 400 level. Students who place out of foreign language 200 and foreign language 201 must complete one foreign language course at the 300 or 400 level.

** Foreign language majors and minors may only take one area-specific course from their major or minor program.

Student Abroad or domestic experience within a European linguistic context or business environment—study, service-learning or internships—may meet some of the requirements upon consultation with the student’s advisor. Students must take at least one course in the European Area Studies Minor upon completion of Study Abroad or a domestic experience as described above.

Independent Research and Study courses and Baccalaureate Honors courses may be substituted in consultation with the Area Studies Program director.


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