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Minoring in European Studies

A minor in European Studies provides interdisciplinary exposure to Europe's history, culture, and politics, emphasizing both Europe's regional specificity and its historical and contemporary interactions with other global regions. Proficiency in one European foreign language prepares students culturally and linguistically for professions in the public and private spheres in the US and Europe.Minors must have the following prerequisites, which do not count toward the 18 required credit hours: History 111 (Europe to 1715) and 112 (Europe since 1715), or an AP score of 4 or 5 in European History; 202 or equivalent in one European language.

Line 1. Core Course In European Studies
  • GSBT 201: Introduction to European Studies
Lines 2. History and Art History (choose one)
  • HIST 241: Europe, 1815-1914
  • HIST 242: Europe, 1914-1945
  • HIST 243: Europe since 1945
  • HIST 355: Medieval Europe I
  • HIST 356: Medieval Europe II
  • HIST 358: The European Renaissance
  • HIST 359: The Reformation in Western Europe
  • HIST 363: The Age of Absolutism in Europe
  • HIST 364: The Age of Revolution in Europe
  • HIST 392: Intellectual History of Modern Europe
  • ARTH 251: Survey of Art History I
  • ARTH 252: Survey of Art History II
  • ARTH 370: 19th-Century Art [ARTH 252]
  • ARTH 371: 20th-Century Art [ARTH 252]
  • CLCV 207: Greek Civilization
  • CLCV 208: Roman Civilization
  • CLCV 217: Greek Archaeology and Art
  • CLCV 218: Roman Archaeology and Art
  • CLCV 311/HIST 365: Ancient Greek History
  • CLCV 312/HIST 366: Ancient Roman History
Line 3. Government/Politics (choose one)
  • GOVT 311: European Political Systems [GOVT 203]
  • GOVT 330: Politics of European Cooperation [GOVT 204]
  • GOVT 335: Politics of Eastern Europe
Lines 4 and 5. European Literatures and Cultures (choose two)

Choose two courses at the 300 level or higher in one European literature/culture, from the lists below. These courses must be taught in a European language other than English and must be courses on the literatures/cultures of these countries, as opposed to courses on language.

All literature/culture courses carry 202 as a prerequisite. Other prerequisites are indicated in brackets.

Classical Greek
  • GREK 321: Philosophy - Plato and Aristotle
  • GREK 322: New Testament
  • GREK 323: Greek Epic Poetry
  • GREK 324: Greek Oratory
  • GREK 325: Greek Historians
  • GREK 326: Greek Lyric Poetry
  • GREK 327: Greek Tragedy
  • GREK 328: Greek Comedy
  • GREK 329: Greek Novel
  • GREK 490: Topics in Greek
French
  • FREN 310: French Cinema [FREN 305]
  • FREN 314: Introduction to French Cultural Studies [FREN 305]
  • FREN 315: Introduction to French Literature [FREN 305]
  • FREN 316: The Middle Ages [FREN 315]
  • FREN 318: The Renaissance [FREN 315]
  • FREN 321: Early Modern French Theater [FREN 315]
  • FREN 331: Topics in Eighteenth-Century French Literature and Culture [FREN 315]
  • FREN 332: Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture [FREN 315]
  • FREN 333: Versailles [FREN 314/315]
  • FREN 341: Romanticism as Revolution [FREN 315]
  • FREN 342: Inventing Modernity: Nineteenth-Century French Narrative [FREN 315]
  • FREN 350: Modern French Poetry [FREN 315]
  • FREN 351: 20th-Century French Literature I [FREN 315]
  • FREN 352: Post-war, Post-modern, Post-colonial [FREN 315]
  • FREN 355: Contemporary Women Writers and Movie Makers From the Francophone World [FREN 315]
  • FREN 361: Culture in Context I: Art and Ideas
  • FREN 362: Culture in Context II: The Republic
  • FREN 363: Culture in Context III: Social Trends
  • FREN 385: Francophone African Literature I [FREN 315]
  • FREN 39x: Topics courses (course number/content and prerequisites vary)
  • FREN 450: Senior Seminar (topics vary)
German
  • GRMN 307: The German Speaking Peoples and Their Civilization [GRMN 206/208]
  • GRMN 320: Great Moments in German Literature [GRMN 205/206]
  • GRMN 333: Germans in the Provinces [GRMN 205/206]
  • GRMN 334: The German City [GRMN 205/206]
  • GRMN 335: Germans in Exile [GRMN 205/206]
  • GRMN 390/410:Topics in German Studies (topics and prerequisites vary)
  • GRMN 417: German Detective Fiction
  • GRMN 420: The Enlightenment in Germany [one 300-level course in German]
  • GRMN 421: The Turn of the Century: Vienna and Berlin [one 300-level course in German]
  • GRMN 422: The Weimar Republic [one 300-level course in German]
  • GRMN 423: The GDR and the Unification of Germany [one 300-level course in German]
  • GRMN 424: The Holocaust in Literature and Film [one 300-level course in German]

 

Italian
  • ITAL 303: Topics in Italian Language, Civilization or Literature [ITAL 202] (culture/literature topics only)
  • ITAL 315: Modern and Contemporary Italian Cultureand Society [ITAL 206]
Latin
  • LATN 321: Latin Lyric and Elegiac Poetry
  • LATN 322: Cicero
  • LATN 323: Roman Drama
  • LATN 324: Roman Satire
  • LATN 325: Roman Historians
  • LATN 326: Virgil
  • LATN 327: Roman Novel
  • LATN 328: Roman Philosophy
  • LATN 329: Medieval Latin
  • LATN 490: Topics in Latin
Russian
  • RUSN 305/306:Directed Readings in Russian Literature [RUSN 330]
  • RUSN 320: Russian Cultural History [RUSN 303]
  • RUSN 330: Survey of Russian Literature [RUSN 304]
  • RUSN 350: Topics in Russian Literature (3-credit variant only)
Spanish
  • HISP 308: Cultural History of Spain
  • HISP 374: Knights, Witches, and Savages: Introduction to Early Modern Hispanic Culture [HISP 208/281]
  • HISP 384: Landscapes of Spain: Real Places, Imagined Spaces [HISP 208/281]
  • HISP 385: Modern Spanish Culture: The Politics of Identity [HISP 207/208/281]
  • HISP 386: Issues in Spanish Culture: On-Site Research (1-3 credits. ES majors must take the one- credit prerequisite HISP 376 and HISP 386 for at least two credits to count this course toward lines 4-7.)
  • HISP 390: Topics in Hispanic Studies (Spain- related topics only) [HISP 151/208/282]
  • HISP 401: Medieval Spanish Literature
  • HISP 402: Cervantes
  • HISP 403: Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
  • HISP 413: Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • HISP 482: Love and Prostitution in Medieval Spain [300-level HISP core course]
  • HISP 485: Post-Franco Literature and Culture [300-level HISP core course]
  • HISP 486: Spanish Language Epic and Nationalism [300-level HISP core course]
  • HISP 487: Imagine Another World: Spanish Art and Society [300-level HISP core course]
Line 6. The Elective

Choose one course from the list of electives that fulfill lines 9-11 for the major in European Studies.