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Modern European Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2010


Undergraduate advisors at the International Institute are available to meet with undeclared students who would like to learn more about the program, and also with current majors and minors who would like to discuss course selection, degree requirements, major/minor releases, and other matters of concern. Appointments can be made through our online appointment calendar by clicking on: meet with an advisor. Information on all of our undergraduate programs and Walk-In Advising hours can also be found on our website: here. The International Institute’s Undergraduate Advising Office is currently located at 1080 South University Avenue, Suite 2660.


Fourth-term proficiency in a language of the European Union (other than English) or other European language by permission of the advisor.


Minimum Credits: 15

At least two courses must be upper-level (300 or above).

  1. Modern European history : HISTORY 318 or 319.
  2. Elective courses: Three courses chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the CES academic advisor, from one of the following tracks:
    1. Politics, Economy, and Society of Europe and the EU
      • One upper-level course on modern European or EU politics, society, or economics.
      • Two additional social science courses on modern Europe.
    2. European Arts and Culture
      • One upper-level course on art, literature, or culture of modern Europe
      • Two additional humanities courses on modern Europe
  3. Capstone: A fourth elective course (3 credits), chosen at the discretion of the student and the advisor and taken during the final two academic terms of study, that offers an opportunity to synthesize what the student has learned about modern Europe. It should involve researching and writing a paper of at least 12 pages in length. Possible themes include EU expansion, colonialism/post-colonialism, economic development, migration and immigration, European identity, and European literary traditions.

Courses must be distributed over at least three of the following fields: anthropology, economics, history, history of art, literature, music, philosophy, political science, screen arts and cultures, and sociology


Students may not use more than one course to meet the requirements of both a plan for the major and a minor.

No course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor.