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

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

One of the following gateway courses:

  • EUST 100: America Inside Out
  • EUST 110: The Power of Place: Memory and Counter-Memory in the European City
  • EUST 111: The Age of Cathedrals · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 140: The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 141: Europe in the Twentieth Century · not offered in 2023-24

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 330: Black Europe
  • ARTH 101: Introduction to Art History I
  • ARTH 102: Introduction to Art History II
  • ARTH 172: Modern Art: 1890-1945 · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 235: Revival, Revelation, and Re-animation: The Art of Europe’s “Renaissance” · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 236: Baroque Art
  • ARTH 240: Art Since 1945 · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 247: Architecture Since 1950
  • ARTH 263: Architectural Studies in Europe Program: Prehistory to Postmodernism
  • ARTH 264: European Architectural Studies Program: Managing Monuments: Issues in Cultural Heritage Practice · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 265: Planning Utopia: Ideal Cities in Theory and Practice · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 323: Idolatry · not offered in 2023-24
  • ARTH 341: Art and Democracy · not offered in 2023-24
  • CAMS 211: Film History II
  • CAMS 214: Film History III
  • CCST 270: Creative Travel Writing Workshop · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 114: Introduction to Medieval Narrative · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 135: Imperial Adventures · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 203: Other Worlds of Medieval English Literature · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 219: Global Shakespeare · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 350: The Postcolonial Novel: Forms and Contexts · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 100: America Inside Out
  • EUST 159: “The Age of Isms” – Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 231: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 232: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 233: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Capitalism and Crises: Political Economy from Marx to Hayek · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 249: The European Union: Constitution, Crisis and Conflict
  • FREN 206: Contemporary French and Francophone Culture
  • FREN 238: Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 248: Murder and Mayhem: Narratives of Suspense · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 255: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Islam in France: Historical Approaches and Current Debates
  • FREN 257: French and Francophone Autofiction · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 259: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 308: France and the African Imagination
  • FREN 309: Expression and Translation: Encounters with Language · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 347: Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 353: The French Chanson · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 357: French and Francophone Autofiction · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 359: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 360: The Algerian War of Liberation and Its Representations
  • GERM 221: · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 257: Berlin Program: Walking the Metropolis · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 357: Berlin Program: Walking the Metropolis · not offered in 2023-24
  • 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 in Transformation · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 138: Crusades, Mission, and the Expansion of Europe · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 139: Foundations of Modern Europe
  • HIST 140: The Age of Revolutions: Modern Europe, 1789-1914 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 141: Europe in the Twentieth Century · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 231: Mapping the World Before Mercator · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 232: Renaissance Worlds in France and Italy · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 233: The Byzantine World and Its Neighbors, 750-ca. 1453 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 235: Making and Breaking Institutions: Structure, Culture, Corruption, and Reform in the Middle Ages
  • HIST 236: The Worlds of Hildegard of Bingen
  • HIST 238: The Viking World
  • HIST 239: Hunger, Public Policy and Food Provision in History · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 244: The Enlightenment and Its Legacies · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 252: Fascism in Europe, 1919-1945 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 287: From Alchemy to the Atom Bomb: The Scientific Revolution and the Making of the Modern World
  • HIST 332: Image Makers and Breakers in the Premodern World · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 341: The Russian Revolution and its Global Legacies · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 346: The Holocaust · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 347: The Global Cold War · not offered in 2023-24
  • MELA 230: Jewish Collective Memory · not offered in 2023-24
  • MUSC 111: Music and Storytelling · not offered in 2023-24
  • MUSC 211: Race, Gender, and Classical Music · not offered in 2023-24
  • MUSC 215: Western Music and its Social Ecosystems, 1830-Present
  • PE 338: Sport and Globalization in London and Seville Program: Global Athletics
  • PHIL 272: Early Modern Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 274: Existentialism · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 120: Democracy and Dictatorship
  • POSC 238: Sport and Globalization in London and Seville Program: Globalization and Development: Lessons from Int’l Football
  • POSC 244: The Politics of Eurovision · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 247: Comparative Nationalism · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 253: Welfare Capitalisms in Post-War Europe · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 255: Post-Modern Political Thought · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 257: Marx for the 21st Century: Ecology, Technology, Dispossession
  • POSC 259: Justice Among Nations · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 265: Public Policy and Global Capitalism
  • POSC 268: Global Environmental Politics and Policy
  • POSC 276: Imagination in Politics: Resisting Totalitarianism · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 283: Separatist Movements · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 284: War and Peace in Northern Ireland · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 352: Political Theory of Alexis de Tocqueville
  • POSC 358: Comparative Social Movements · not offered in 2023-24
  • POSC 359: Cosmopolitanism · not offered in 2023-24
  • RELG 217: Faith and Doubt in the Modern Age · not offered in 2023-24
  • RELG 222: Trauma, Loss, Memory: Holocaust and Genocide
  • RELG 225: Losing My Religion · not offered in 2023-24
  • RELG 231: From Luther to Kierkegaard
  • RELG 287: Many Marys · not offered in 2023-24
  • RELG 329: Modernity and Tradition · not offered in 2023-24
  • SOAN 108: In & Out of Africa: How Transnational Black Lives Matter · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 318: Islamic Spain · not offered in 2023-24
  • WGST 243: Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe Program: Situated Feminisms: Socio-Political Systems and Gender Issues Across Europe · not offered in 2023-24
  • WGST 244: Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Cross-Cultural Feminist Methodologies · not offered in 2023-24
  • WGST 325: Women’s & Gender Studies in Europe Program: Continental Feminist, Queer, Trans* Theories · not offered in 2023-24

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 2023-24
  • ECON 221: Cambridge Program: Contemporary British Economy
  • ENGL 144: Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 205: “Passing Strange”: Shakespeare’s Othello and its Modern Afterlives
  • ENGL 206: William Shakespeare: The Henriad
  • ENGL 207: Princes. Poets. Power
  • ENGL 209: Much Ado About Nothing: A Project Course · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 214: Revenge Tragedy · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 216: Milton · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 218: The Gothic Spirit
  • ENGL 222: The Art of Jane Austen
  • ENGL 229: The Rise of the Novel
  • ENGL 244: Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 249: Modern Irish Literature: Poetry, Prose, and Politics
  • ENGL 256: Ireland Program: Irish History and Culture · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 274: Ireland Program: Irish Literary Pasts and Presents
  • ENGL 279: Living London Program: Urban Field Studies
  • ENGL 281: Living London Program: Reading London, Writing London
  • ENGL 282: Living London Program: London Theater
  • ENGL 310: Shakespeare II · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 319: The Rise of the Novel
  • ENGL 323: Romanticism and Reform
  • ENGL 327: Victorian Novel
  • ENGL 328: Victorian Poetry · not offered in 2023-24
  • ENGL 381: Living London Program: Reading London, Writing London
  • ENGL 395: Yeats and Heaney · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 207: Rome Program: Italian Encounters · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 231: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: Britain in Europe: Brexit and its Aftermath · not offered in 2023-24
  • EUST 232: Economics and European Studies in Cambridge: The Great War in Poetry, History and Memory · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 204: Intermediate French
  • FREN 208: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Contemporary France: Cultures, Politics, Society
  • FREN 238: Back to the Future: French Classics Reimagined · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 239: Banned Books · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 241: The Lyric and Other Seductions · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 243: Food in French Fiction
  • FREN 244: Contemporary France and Humor
  • FREN 250: French History in 10 Objects · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 254: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: French Art in Context
  • FREN 259: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 308: France and the African Imagination
  • FREN 309: Expression and Translation: Encounters with Language · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 340: Arts of Brevity: Short Fiction · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 341: Madame Bovary and Her Avatars · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 353: The French Chanson · not offered in 2023-24
  • FREN 359: French and Francophone Studies in Paris Program: Hybrid Paris
  • FREN 395: The Mande of West Africa · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 152: Personhood · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 156: Introduction to German Cinema: Film, Nature, and Nation
  • GERM 212: Contemporary Germany in Global Context
  • GERM 214: What’s New: The Latest Works in German-Speaking Media · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 216: German Short Prose · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 223: Thinking Green: Sustainability, Literature, and Culture in Germany · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 247: Mirror, Mirror: Reflecting on Fairy Tales and Folklore
  • GERM 251: Identity, Belonging, and Spaces of Home in the Works of Fatma Aydemir · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 256: Berlin Program: Crossing Boundaries · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 258: Berlin Program: Berlin Memory Politics · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 259: Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place and Displacement · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 267: Catastrophe! Natural Disaster in German Literature
  • GERM 320: Life under Socialism: Culture and Society in East Germany · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 321: On the Edge: Monsters, Robots, and Cyborgs · not offered in 2023-24
  • GERM 359: Berlin Program: German in Motion: Migration, Place, and Displacement · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 100: Food and Public Health: Why the Brits Embraced White Bread
  • HIST 143: Modern Italy in the Mediterranean World · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 201: Rome Program: Building Power and Piety in Medieval Italy, CE 300-1150 · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 206: Rome Program: The Eternal City in Time: Structure, Change, and Identity · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 240: Tsars and Serfs, Cossacks and Revolutionaries: The Empire that was Russia
  • HIST 241: Russia through Wars and Revolutions · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 243: The Peasants are Revolting! Society and Politics in the Making of Modern France
  • HIST 245: Ireland: Land, Conflict and Memory · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 250: Modern Germany · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 288: Reason, Authority, and Love in Medieval France · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 289: Gender and Ethics in Late Medieval France · not offered in 2023-24
  • HIST 335: Finding Ireland’s Past
  • POSC 284: War and Peace in Northern Ireland · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 205: Russian in Cultural Contexts · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 237: Beyond Beef Stroganoff: Food in Russian Culture · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 239: The Warped Soul of Putin’s Russia · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 244: The Rise of the Russian Novel
  • RUSS 261: Lolita · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 263: Madness and Madmen in Russian Culture
  • RUSS 266: The Brothers Karamazov · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 267: War and Peace · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 280: 1917 · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 293: Advanced Russian Skill Development · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 331: The Wonderful World of Russian Animation · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 335: Oral History of Russian-Speaking America
  • RUSS 342: Post-Soviet Film
  • RUSS 345: Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 351: Chekhov · not offered in 2023-24
  • RUSS 395: Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 227: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Modern Spain · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 229: Madrid Program: Current Issues in Spanish Politics · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 244: Spain Today: Recent Changes through Narrative and Film
  • SPAN 301: Greek and Christian Tragedy · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 328: The Contemporary Spanish Fictional Essay · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 330: The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes’ Don Quijote · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 345: Culture, Capitalism and the Commons · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 349: Madrid Program: Four Masters of Spanish Art · not offered in 2023-24
  • SPAN 366: Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature · not offered in 2023-24

EUST 398: Senior Colloquium or CCST 398: CCST Panorama: A Capstone Workshop

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.