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European Studies, Institute for

Minor in European Studies

The minor in European Studies is intended to provide a broad understanding of the historical significance, social structure, political features, and cultural aspects of European countries. The minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours of upper-level (300–400) courses and maintain a GPA of at least 2.000 in fulfillment of all courses taken toward minor requirements. At least 9 credit hours of the minor must be completed on the Bloomington campus. In fulfilling the requirements below, students must also meet all other College requirements for minors.

  1. Two of the following Foundation course options:
    • EURO-W 301 or POLS-Y 335 West European Politics
    • EURO-W 405 or POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union
    • EURO-W 405 or GEOG-G 428 Geography of Europe
    • EURO-W 405 or HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History
  2. Two courses, such as EURO-W 405 or EURO-W 406, with a regional focus on the same sub-region of Europe. One course must be an approved CASE S&H course; the other must be an approved CASE A&H course. The regional focus should be consistent with the language chosen to meet the language requirement (see item 4).
  3. Two elective courses in European Studies.
  4. Six semesters (or equivalent proficiency) in an approved European language. Language courses do not count toward the required 18 credit hours for the minor.

A list of current cross-listed courses is available through the Institute for European Studies advisor.