Students considering a minor in European Studies  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 2021-22)
    • HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • 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.

    • ARTH 101 Introduction to Art History I
    • ARTH 102 Introduction to Art History II
    • ARTH 172 Modern Art: 1890-1945
    • ARTH 235 Revival, Revelation, and Re-animation: The Art of Europe’s “Renaissance”
    • ARTH 236 Baroque Art (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ARTH 240 Art Since 1945 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ARTH 245 Modern Architecture (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ARTH 247 Architecture Since 1950 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ARTH 255 Islam in the Eyes of the West
    • ARTH 263 European Architectural Studies Program: Prehistory to Postmodernism
    • ARTH 264 European Architectural Studies Program: Managing Monuments: Issues in Cultural Heritage Practice
    • ARTH 323 Idolatry (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ARTH 341 Art and Democracy (not offered in 2021-22)
    • CAMS 211 Film History II
    • CAMS 214 Film History III (not offered in 2021-22)
    • CCST 270 Creative Travel Writing Workshop (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 114 Introduction to Medieval Narrative
    • ENGL 135 Imperial Adventures
    • ENGL 203 Other Worlds of Medieval English Literature
    • ENGL 219 Global Shakespeare (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 350 The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts (not offered in 2021-22)
    • EUST 100 Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes
    • EUST 159 “The Age of Isms” – Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe
    • EUST 231 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath (not offered in 2021-22)
    • EUST 232 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory (not offered in 2021-22)
    • EUST 233 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Capitalism and Crises: Political Economy from Marx to Hayek (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 206 Contemporary French and Francophone Culture (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 238 Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 248 Murder and Mayhem: Narratives of Suspense (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 255 Paris Program: Islam in France: Historical Approaches and Current Debates
    • FREN 257 French and Francophone Autofiction
    • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 308 France and the African Imagination
    • FREN 309 Expression and Translation: Encounters with Language (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 347 Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 353 The French Chanson
    • FREN 357 French and Francophone Autofiction
    • FREN 359 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 360 The Algerian War of Liberation and Its Representations (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 221 (re/ex)press yourself: Sexuality and Gender in Fin-de-Si√®cle Literature and Art
    • 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 Migration and Mobility in the Medieval North
    • HIST 100 Exploration, Science, and Empire
    • HIST 137 Early Medieval Worlds in Transformation
    • HIST 138 Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 139 Foundations of Modern Europe (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 140 The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 141 Europe in the Twentieth Century
    • HIST 204 Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 231 Mapping the World Before Mercator (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 232 Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy
    • HIST 233 The Byzantine World and Its Neighbors, 750-ca. 1453
    • HIST 237 The Enlightenment (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 238 The Viking World
    • HIST 239 Hunger, Public Policy and Food Provision in History
    • HIST 244 The Enlightenment and Its Legacies
    • HIST 247 The First World War as Global Phenomenon (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 252 Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • 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 2021-22)
    • HIST 332 Image Makers and Breakers in the Premodern World
    • HIST 341 The Russian Revolution and its Global Legacies
    • HIST 346 The Holocaust (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 347 The Global Cold War
    • MELA 230 Jewish Collective Memory (not offered in 2021-22)
    • MUSC 111 Music and Storytelling
    • MUSC 211 Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1600-1830 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • MUSC 215 Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1830-Present
    • PE 338 Sports and Globalization in London and Seville: Global Athletics
    • PHIL 272 Early Modern Philosophy
    • PHIL 274 Existentialism (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 120 Democracy and Dictatorship
    • POSC 238 Sport & Globalization London/Seville Pgm: Globalization and Development: Lessons from Int’l Football
    • POSC 244 The Politics of Eurovision
    • POSC 247 Comparative Nationalism
    • POSC 253 Welfare Capitalisms in Post-War Europe
    • POSC 255 Post-Modern Political Thought
    • POSC 265 Public Policy and Global Capitalism
    • POSC 268 Global Environmental Politics and Policy (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 276 Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 277 Religion in Politics: Conflict or Dialogue? (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 283 Separatist Movements (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 352 Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville* (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 358 Comparative Social Movements* (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 359 Cosmopolitanism (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RELG 217 Faith and Doubt in the Modern Age (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RELG 225 Losing My Religion (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RELG 231 From Luther to Kierkegaard (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RELG 287 Many Marys (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RELG 329 Modernity and Tradition (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SOAN 108 In & Out of Africa: How Transnational Black Lives Matter (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 318 Islamic Spain

  • 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.
    • CAMS 212 Contemporary Spanish Cinema (not offered in 2021-22)
    • CAMS 237 Russian and Soviet Film in Context (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ECON 221 Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 144 Shakespeare I
    • ENGL 207 Princes. Poets. Power (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 210 From Chaucer to Milton: Early English Literature (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 213 Christopher Marlowe (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 214 Revenge Tragedy (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 216 Milton (not offered in 2021-22)
    • 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 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 256 Ireland Program: Irish History and Culture (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 274 Ireland Program: Modern Irish Literature in Ireland (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 278 London Program: Shakespeare’s England
    • ENGL 281 London Program: Literature, Theater, and Culture in Tudor and Stuart England
    • ENGL 282 London Program: London Theater
    • ENGL 310 Shakespeare II (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 319 The Rise of the Novel
    • ENGL 323 Romanticism and Reform
    • ENGL 327 Victorian Novel
    • ENGL 328 Victorian Poetry (not offered in 2021-22)
    • ENGL 381 Literature, Theater, and Culture in Tudor and Stuart England
    • ENGL 395 Yeats and Heaney
    • EUST 207 Rome Program: Italian Encounters (not offered in 2021-22)
    • EUST 231 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath (not offered in 2021-22)
    • EUST 232 Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 204 Intermediate French
    • FREN 208 Paris Program: Contemporary France: Cultures, Politics, Society
    • FREN 233 French Cinema and Culture (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 238 Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 239 Banned Books (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 241 The Lyric and Other Seductions (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 242 Journeys of Self-Discovery (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 244 Contemporary France and Humor (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 250 French History in 10 Objects
    • FREN 254 Paris Program: French Art in Context
    • FREN 259 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 308 France and the African Imagination
    • FREN 309 Expression and Translation: Encounters with Language (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 340 Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 341 Madame Bovary and Her Avatars (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 352 The Arthurian Legend (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 353 The French Chanson
    • FREN 354 The World Beyond (not offered in 2021-22)
    • FREN 359 Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
    • FREN 395 The Mande of West Africa (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 212 Contemporary Germany in Global Context (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 216 German Short Prose
    • GERM 223 Thinking Green: Sustainability, Literature, and Culture in Germany (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 247 Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting on Fairy Tales and Folklore
    • GERM 251 Identity, Belonging, and Spaces of Home in the Works of Fatma Aydemir
    • GERM 258 Berlin Program: Berlin Memory Politics (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 259 Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place and Displacement (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 267 Catastrophe! Natural Disaster in German Literature (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 320 Life under Socialism: Culture and Society in East Germany (not offered in 2021-22)
    • GERM 321 On the Edge: Monsters, Robots, and Cyborgs
    • GERM 359 Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place, and Displacement (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 143 Modern Italy in the Mediterranean World (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 201 Rome Program: Building Power and Piety in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1150 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 206 Rome Program: The Eternal City in Time: Structure, Change, and Identity (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 240 Tsars and Serfs, Cossacks and Revolutionaries: The Empire that was Russia (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 241 Russia through Wars and Revolutions
    • HIST 243 The Peasants are Revolting! Society and Politics in the Making of Modern France (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 245 Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 250 Modern Germany (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 250F Modern Germany-FLAC German Trailer (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 288 Reason, Authority, and Love in Medieval France (not offered in 2021-22)
    • HIST 289 Gender and Ethics in Late Medieval France (not offered in 2021-22)
    • POSC 284 War and Peace in Northern Ireland (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 205 Russian in Cultural Contexts
    • RUSS 226 Moscow Program: Russia’s Hallowed Places
    • RUSS 237 Beyond Beef Stroganoff: Food in Russian Culture (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 244 The Rise of the Russian Novel
    • RUSS 261 Lolita (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 266 Dostoevsky
    • RUSS 267 War and Peace
    • RUSS 280 1917 (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 341 From Folktale to Fanfiction: Russian Short Prose (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 342 Post-Soviet film (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 345 Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century
    • RUSS 351 Chekhov (not offered in 2021-22)
    • RUSS 395 Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 227 Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Modern Spain (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 244 Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 301 Greek and Christian Tragedy
    • SPAN 328 The Contemporary Spanish Fictional Essay (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes’ Don Quijote (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2021-22)
    • SPAN 366 Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature (not offered in 2021-22)
  • 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.