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The requirements for the European Studies minor range from five to seven courses depending on the level of language proficiency already achieved:

  1. Completion of a core course - A variety of courses can be selected to serve as the core course for the minor. The general threshold for a qualifying core course is a minimum of 90% of the content is focused on Europe.
  2. Competency in a European Language - Competence can be demonstrated by completing a third-semester course (even if you have tested out of the first two), successfully passing a competency exam, or by being a native speaker of a European language. Students who pass the competency exam or are native speakers will have to substitute one additional course to reach the minimum five-course requirement.
  3. Completion of 3 elective courses - We encourage pursuing courses in an array of fields such as: 
    • Courses in European and comparative politics; a range of such courses are offered in government, sociology, and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
    • Courses in modern European history (post-1789).
    • Courses in (post-1789) English and European literature, comparative literature, semiotics, FGSS, fine arts, architecture, music, philosophy, and film and theatre arts.
    • The general threshold for a qualifying elective course is a minimum of 50% of the content is focused on Europe.

List of potential courses available to complete the minor. *This list is not comprehensive.

Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences can major in European Studies through the independent major or the College Scholar Program. 

Take a 2-minute mini-quiz to see how far along you are in completing the minor. Already completed the requirements of the minor? Submit the registration form.
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