Undergraduate Course Catalog

European Studies

The European studies minor is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of political, social, economic, geographic, and cultural issues faced by Europe. Defining Europe in its broadest geographical sense, from the Atlantic to the Urals, the European studies minor draws together a variety of courses from a number of departments to offer students a broad view of the challenges Europe faces in the twenty-first century. The framework of the European studies minor is formulated so that students will emerge with enhanced knowledge and skills appropriate for careers in education, business, and government, as well as any other profession that values in-depth knowledge of the European continent and its inhabitants.

For more information, call the Office of European Studies, housed in the Department of Political Science, NQ 258, 765-285-8780


MINOR IN EUROPEAN STUDIES, 18 hours

Proficiency required in a continental European language by passing three semesters or the equivalent of study in one contemporary language, normally through the 201 level. By taking a placement exam, the student may begin at a level higher than the 101 level. The chairperson of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics will determine language equivalency in consultation with the European studies program director.

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

GEOG
HIST
POLS

357
456
382

Geography of Europe
Cold War and Europe Since 1945
Govs & Politics of W Europe

3
3
3

Approved electives
9 hours chosen from the following electives, no more than two elective courses (3 hours each) from any department

ANTH
ENG

EURO



FL

GEOG
HIST




PHIL
POLS

370
205
497
369
401
405
479
307
308
356
453
454
455
458
487
306
313
385
386

Topics in Old World Cultures (3-6)
World Literature (3)
Studies: Lit in Translation (3)
Professional Experience (3)
Spec Issues in Euro Stds (3)
Independent Study (3)
Practical Experience (3)
European Women Writers (3)
European Culture through Films (3)
Geog Russia and Its Neighbors (3)
Modern Western Culture (3)
Era of World War 1, 1870-1918 (3)
Era of World War II, 1918-1945 (3)
European Strategy & Diplomacy (3)
Soviet and Post-Soviet History (3)
Contemporary Philosophy (3)
Mod West Pol Thought (3)
Politics of the European Union (3)
Pols of Russia & Successor Sts (3)

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

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18 hrs
In exceptional circumstances courses not in the approved electives list may be substituted to complete the minor with the advance permission of the European studies program director. European content may vary significantly with the instructor and/or the semester; the student’s enrollment for European studies credit is contingent on the European studies director’s review of the course syllabus and approval for ANTH 370, ENG 205, 497 and PHIL 306. 

EUROPEAN STUDIES (EURO)

369 Professional Experience (3)
Involves assigned duties in an organization, agency, corporation, or business dealing with European affairs, with appropriate monetary compensation.
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director.
    Not open to students who have credit in EURO 479.

401 Special Issues in European Studies (3)
Investigation of a particular topic, problem, or issue relating to contemporary Europe with an emphasis on materials not covered in established courses. May include equivalent courses taken in European universities or in semester-length study abroad programs in Europe.
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director.

405 Independent Study (3)
Directed research supervised and graded by an appropriate faculty member in consultation with the program director. May involve independent field studies and short term study programs in Europe.
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director.
    Open only to juniors and seniors.

479 Practical Experience (3)
Involves assigned duties in an organization, agency, corporation, or business dealing with European affairs, without monetary compensation.
    Prerequisite: permission of the program director.
    Not open to students who have credit in EURO 369.