Courses and Program Requirements

The minor program in European Studies is intended to complement a student's major and provide breadth to those studies. 

There are five basic requirements:

1. European Studies 2000. Europe in the 20th Century. (Same as History 2350 and Political Science 2350). Social, economic, and political changes from 1918 to the present including the collapse of monarchies, the emergence of mass politics, fascism and totalitarianism, World War II, postwar reconstruction and the welfare state, European integration, and Europe in the postwar economic and political order. The course will examine Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, and particularly the European Union. Special attention will be paid to the demise of class politics and the impact of postwar affluence.  Details are available along with this semester's syllabus and presentations.

2. History 2310: Europe in the 19th Century.  Provides a survey of the history, economics and politics of Europe from the time of the Ottoman Empire to the beginning of WWI.

3. Study of a European Culture. Students are required to take a course that studies one of the more distinct cultures in Europe. Students can choose courses on topics from such countries as France, Germany, Russia or Spain. The courses available are French 3650, German 2901, Russian 2900 and Russian 2901, and Spanish 3400.

4. European Studies 3000-3030: Special Topics in European Studies.   Each course in this series will be a reflection on modern Europe through the study of one or more of the following: film, comparative literature, art, architecture, music, etc.

5. A semester at Harlow or on an approved exchange program: This requirement allows students to experience first hand the culture, history, and diversity that is Europe. Students are required to take at least three (3) courses (9 credit hours) abroad. Students will not be awarded a numeric or alphabetic grade but rather will receive a Pass or Fail in lieu of such a grade.


For more information regarding courses and requirements refer to the academic calendar.




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