Students considering a minor in European StudiesĀ  are encouraged to meet with the Director as soon as possible to discuss how their interest in European Studies can best be integrated with their major, language study, and off-campus study plans. These conversations do not signify a binding plan, but rather a way to help students take maximum advantage of opportunities both in class and outside of class to learn about Europe.

To complete the minor, students are required to complete the following requirements regarding coursework and off-campus study in Europe.

Minor Requirements

  • One of the following gateway courses:
    • EUST 110 The Nation State in Europe
    • EUST 111 The Age of Cathedrals (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century (not offered in 2020-21)
  • Four transnational supporting courses that

    • approach a theme or issue from a pan-European perspective OR
    • compare European countries or regions OR
    • compare Europe (or parts of Europe) with another part of the world.

    These courses will engage in an examination of such overarching issues as the relation between individual and community, cultural and linguistic diversity, and globalization. The list below is not exhaustive; students should consult with the minor director regarding other courses that may fulfill this requirement.

    • AFST 125 New African Migrations (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 101 Introduction to Art History I
    • ARTH 102 Introduction to Art History II
    • ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 235 Revival, Revelation, and Re-animation: The Art of Europe’s “Renaissance” (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 236 Baroque Art
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945
    • ARTH 245 Modern Architecture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 255 Islam in the Eyes of the West (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 263 European Architectural Studies Program: Prehistory to Postmodernism (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 264 European Architectural Studies Program: Managing Monuments: Issues in Cultural Heritage Practice (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 265 Planning Utopia: Ideal Cities in Theory and Practice (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 323 Idolatry (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy
    • CAMS 211 Film History II (not offered in 2020-21)
    • CAMS 214 Film History III
    • CCST 270 Creative Travel Writing Workshop (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Narrative (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 135 Imperial Adventures
    • ENGL 203 Other Worlds of Medieval English Literature
    • ENGL 219 Global Shakespeare
    • ENGL 350 The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts
    • EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes
    • EUST 159 “The Age of Isms” – Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EUST 231 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EUST 232 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EUST 233 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Capitalism and Crises: Political Economy from Marx to Hayek (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 206 Contemporary French and Francophone Culture
    • FREN 238 Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 243 Cultural Reading of Food (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 248 Murder and Mayhem: Narratives of Suspense (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 255 Paris Program: Islam in France: Historical Approaches and Current Debates
    • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 308 France and the African Imagination (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 347 Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 353 The French Chanson (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 357 French and Francophone Autofiction
    • FREN 360 The Algerian War of Liberation and Its Representations (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 241 Crisis of Identity/Identity of Crisis: Introduction to German Jewish Literature and Thought (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 257 Berlin Program: Walking the Metropolis (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 357 Berlin Program: Walking the Metropolis (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GWSS 243 Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe Program: Situated Feminisms: Socio-Political Systems and Gender Issues Across Europe
    • GWSS 244 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Cross-Cultural Feminist Methodologies
    • GWSS 325 Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Continental Feminist, Queer, Trans* Theories
    • HIST 100 Exploration, Science, and Empire
    • HIST 137 Early Medieval Worlds (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe
    • HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 142 Women in Modern Europe (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 202 Icons, Iconoclasm, and the Quest for the Holy in Byzantium and Its Neighbors (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 209 The Revolutionary Atlantic (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 231 Mapping the World Before Mercator
    • HIST 233 Cultures of Empire: Byzantium, 843-1453 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 236 Women and Gender in Europe before the French Revolution (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 237 The Enlightenment (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 238 The Viking World (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 247 The First World War as Global Phenomenon (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 249 Two Centuries of Tumult: Modern Central Europe (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 252 Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 287 From Alchemy to the Atom Bomb: The Scientific Revolution and the Making of the Modern World
    • HIST 330 Ideas Incarnate: Institutional Formation, Reform, and Governance in the Middle Ages (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 341 The Russian Revolution and its Global Legacies (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 347 The Global Cold War (not offered in 2020-21)
    • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory
    • MUSC 111 Music and Storytelling in the Western World
    • MUSC 211 Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1600-1830
    • PHIL 272 Early Modern Philosophy
    • PHIL 274 Existentialism
    • POSC 120 Democracy and Dictatorship
    • POSC 247 Comparative Nationalism (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 255 Post-Modern Political Thought (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 265 Public Policy and Global Capitalism
    • POSC 268 Global Environmental Politics and Policy
    • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism
    • POSC 277 Religion in Politics: Conflict or Dialogue?
    • POSC 283 Separatist Movements
    • POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland
    • POSC 325 Corruption, Clientelism, and Political Machines* (not offered in 2020-21)
    • POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville*
    • POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements*
    • POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism
    • RELG 217 Faith and Doubt in the Modern Age
    • RELG 225 Losing My Religion (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RELG 287 Many Marys
    • RELG 329 Modernity and Tradition (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SOAN 108 In & Out of Africa: How Transnational Black Lives Matter

  • Two country-specific supporting courses in the participating disciplines, each of which focuses on a particular European country or region. Country-specific courses need not address pan-European issues, but students will be expected to bring a comparative awareness of Europe to their learning experience.
    • ARTS 116 Ireland Program: Visualizing Ireland (not offered in 2020-21)
    • CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema
    • CAMS 237 Russian and Soviet Film in Context (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ECON 221 Economics and European Studies Program: Contemporary British Economy (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 144 Shakespeare I
    • ENGL 207 Princes. Poets. Power
    • ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy
    • ENGL 216 Milton (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 218 The Gothic Spirit
    • ENGL 222 The Art of Jane Austen
    • ENGL 244 Shakespeare I
    • ENGL 249 Modern Irish Literature: Poetry, Prose, and Politics
    • ENGL 256 Ireland Program: Irish History and Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 274 Ireland Program: Modern Irish Literature in Ireland (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 278 London Program: Shakespeare’s England
    • ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater
    • ENGL 310 Shakespeare II
    • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel
    • ENGL 323 Romanticism and Reform
    • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel (not offered in 2020-21)
    • ENGL 328 Victorian Poetry
    • EUST 207 Rome Program: Italian Encounters
    • EUST 231 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath (not offered in 2020-21)
    • EUST 232 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 204 Intermediate French
    • FREN 208 Paris Program: Contemporary France: Cultures, Politics, Society
    • FREN 233 French Cinema and Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 238 Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 239 Banned Books (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions
    • FREN 242 Journeys of Self-Discovery (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 243 Cultural Reading of Food (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 244 Contemporary France and Humor
    • FREN 250 French History in 10 Objects (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 254 Paris Program: French Art in Context
    • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 308 France and the African Imagination (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 351 Love, War and Monsters in Renaissance France (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 352 The Arthurian Legend (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 353 The French Chanson (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 354 The World Beyond (not offered in 2020-21)
    • FREN 359 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 395 The Mande of West Africa
    • GERM 152 Personhood (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 212 Contemporary Germany in Global Context
    • GERM 223 Thinking Green: Sustainability, Literature, and Culture in Germany
    • GERM 247 Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting on Fairy Tales and Folklore (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 256 Berlin Program: Crossing Boundaries (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 267 Catastrophe! Natural Disaster in German Literature (not offered in 2020-21)
    • GERM 320 Life under Socialism: Culture and Society in East Germany
    • HIST 143 Modern Italy in the Mediterranean World (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 201 Rome Program: Building Power and Piety in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1150
    • HIST 206 Rome Program: The Eternal City in Time: Structure, Change, and Identity
    • HIST 207 Rome Program: Roman Journal: The Traveler as Witness (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 240 Tsars and Serfs, Cossacks and Revolutionaries: The Empire that was Russia
    • HIST 241 Russia through Wars and Revolutions (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 243 The Peasants are Revolting! Society and Politics in the Making of Modern France (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 245 Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory
    • HIST 250 Modern Germany
    • HIST 250F Modern Germany-FLAC German Trailer (not offered in 2020-21)
    • HIST 288 Reason, Authority, and Love in Medieval France
    • HIST 289 Gender and Ethics in Late Medieval France
    • POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland
    • RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts
    • RUSS 226 Moscow Program: Russia’s Hallowed Places (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 237 Beyond Beef Stroganoff: Food in Russian Culture (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 244 The Rise of the Russian Novel
    • RUSS 261 Lolita
    • RUSS 266 Dostoevsky (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 267 War and Peace (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 280 1917
    • RUSS 293 Advanced Russian Skill Development
    • RUSS 341 From Folktale to Fanfiction: Russian Short Prose (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 342 Post-Soviet film (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 345 Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century (not offered in 2020-21)
    • RUSS 351 Chekhov
    • RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin
    • SPAN 227 Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Modern Spain (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SPAN 229 Madrid Program: Current Issues in Spanish Politics (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film
    • SPAN 328 The Contemporary Spanish Fictional Essay (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes’ Don Quijote (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SPAN 349 Madrid Program: Theory and Practice of Urban Life (not offered in 2020-21)
    • SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War
    • SPAN 366 Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature
  • Minors must normally participate in an off-campus study program in Europe.
  • The overall balance of courses must include a mix of disciplines and course levels (100s, 200s, 300s). While this balance will be established for each individual student in consultation with the minor coordinator, no more than half of the required minimum of courses may be in one department, and at least half of the required minimum of courses must be above the 100-level.

The total number of credits required to complete the minor is 45.