European Studies (EURO) minor features an interdisciplinary approach to
the study of cultural, economic, environmental, political,
security, and strategic issues faced by contemporary Europe.
Europe either in the geographic sense—stretching from the Atlantic
Ocean to the Caucasus and Ural Mountains—or in the political sense of
membership in the Council of Europe, EURO draws together courses from a
number of departments to offer a synoptic view of the challenges Europe
confronts in the twenty-first century.
is designed so that students will gain enhanced knowledge and skills
appropriate for careers in public service, education, and business, as
well as any other profession that values in-depth knowledge of the
European continent, its inhabitants, and its position in the global
the invasion of Ukraine in Spring 2022, the European Studies program
supported the creation of a new student organization focused on
strategic and security issues—many involving Europe—the Grand Strategy,Security, and Statecraft Group (G3SG).
To earn a minor in European studies, you must complete 18 credits of coursework.
A few of the classes you will take include:
- GEOG 357 Geography of Europe
- HIST 456 Europe Since 1945
- POLS 313 European Grand Strategy
For a complete list of all classes you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.
If you want to learn more about the EURO minor, contact the Director of European Studies:
Enroll in this Minor
To enroll in this minor, please contact our program advisor, Laura Waldron.
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