Minor in European Studies

The program combines a European language requirement with courses from Politics, History and other departments. Apart from the coursework, the program encourages though does not require students to enroll in a semester abroad program, study tour, or internship program in Europe to acquire experience and knowledge of European society.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the major issues and problems facing Europe and be able to relate this knowledge to a broader global context
  • gain the conceptual and analytical tools to understand how politics, economics, history, and culture shape European national and regional dynamics
  • achieve a mid-level of language proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines in a European language, communicate with native speakers about familiar topics, understand the main idea of texts related to every day life, and write about daily activities

Requirements

20 units

Required (4 units - 1 course)

  • POLS 357 Politics and Society in Europe
  • BAIS 370 European Lives

Electives (12 units - 4 courses)

Students must complete three courses in Europe-related topics.

  • ART 101 Survey of Western Art History I
    or
    ART 102 Survey of Western Art History II
  • ART 302 Renaissance Art
  • ART 303 Baroque Art
  • ART 305 Modern and Contemporary Art
  • ART 306 Women and Art
  • ECON 306 Economies of Modern Europe
  • ENGL 290 Survey of British Literature and Methods
  • FREN 315 Paris: Biographie d'une ville
  • FREN 322 Le bon sens et la folie
  • FREN 324 Guerre et paix
  • FREN 340 French Cinema and Literature
  • FREN/GERM 350 Paris-Berlin
  • GERM 318 Jewish Literature and Culture in 20th Century Europe
  • GERM 320 German Literature and Culture from 1945 to Today
  • HIST 110 European Civilization
  • HIST 317 Transatlantic Encounters: Europe in the Americas, 1492-1700
  • HIST 318 From Plague to Revolution: Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 319 Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Medieval Europe
  • HIST 322 The Holocaust
  • HIST 327 Modern European Intellectual History
  • HIST 335 History of Modern Germany
  • HIST 338 History of Russia and the Soviet Union
  • POLS 340 Politics and Change in Russia/Neighboring States
  • POLS 343 Politics and Change in East-Central Europe
  • POLS 356 The Vatican in Global Politics
  • POLS 357 Integration of Europe
  • SPAN 338 Love and Sex, Vengeance and Death: Honor in Early Spain
  • SPAN 355 Cultural Studies of Spain
  • SPAN 455 Cultures in Contact and Conflict: Christian, Muslims and Jews in Early Modern Spain

Language Selected (4 units)

Students must demonstrate competence in a modern European language equivalent to four semesters of study at USF.