International and Area Studies / Undergraduate Study

European Studies Minor

The European Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major with concerted study of the history, culture, and society of Europe from an interdisciplinary and modern perspective.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better) and have completed all lower-division minor courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better in those courses.

Required Lower-Division Courses (13 to 15 units): International and Area Studies 1 and two international societies and cultures courses from Anthropology 3, Comparative Literature 1D (or 2DW or 4DW), Economics 1, 2, Ethnomusicology 5, 25, Geography 3, 4, 6, History 2B, 22, Political Science 50 (or 50R), Sociology 1, World Arts and Cultures 20, 33. Students may substitute one area studies preparation course (from Comparative Literature 1C, 2CW, 4CW, Dutch 10, English 88G, French 12, 14, 14W, 41, 60, German 50B, 57, 59, 61A through 61D, History 1C, 1CH, 97C, International and Area Studies 40, Italian 42B, 46, 50B, Portuguese 40A, Romanian 90, Russian 25, 25W, 30, 31, 32, 90B, 90BW, Scandinavian 50, 50W, Slavic 90, or Spanish 42) toward the international societies and cultures preparation requirement.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 to 25 units): Five area studies group 1 courses as follows: (1) two humanities and arts group 1 courses from Art History 127B, M127C, Central and East European Studies 125, Comparative Literature C163, C164, Dutch 113, 131, English 115B, 164A, 164B, 164C, 171B, 171C, Ethnomusicology 133, Film and Television 106B, French 114C, 119, 120, 131, 132, 138, 139, M140, 141, German 102, 103, 104, 110, 112, 160, 161, 162, 164, 165, 166, 173, 174, Italian 102C, 120, 121, 150, M158, Russian 107B, 120, 121, 122, M127, 128, 130A, 130B, 130C, 131, M132, 140A, 140B, 140C, Scandinavian C141A, 141C, CM144A, 155, 156, 157, 161, C163A, C163B, C163C, 173A, C174A, 174B, C180, Yiddish 131A, 131B, (2) two social sciences group 1 courses from Economics 181, Geography 152, 183, History 120A through 120D, 121D, 121E, 121F, 122F, 123B, 123C, 124B, 124C, 125B, 125C, 125D, 127B, 127C, 127D, 128C, 129B, 131A, 131B, 134B, 134C, 135C, 136B, 136C, 137A, 137B, 183A, 183B, Honors Collegium 173A, Political Science 127A, 128A, 128B, 153A, 156A, and (3) one additional elective course selected from the group 1 lists above or from the group 2 list below.

The area studies electives listed above (group 1) focus on contemporary issues of that region after 1750. Students may substitute a maximum of one upper-division course with focus on earlier historical aspects of the region or on diasporas with origins related to the region toward the area studies additional elective category (item 3 above). The course may be selected from the following group 2 list: French 114A, 114B, 115, 116, 117, 118, 169, German 169, 170, 171, 172, History 121A, 121B, 121C, 122A, 122B, 122C, 125A, 126, Italian 102A, 102B, 103A, 103B, 110, 113, 114A, 114B, 116A, 116B, 118, 119, 140, Political Science 111C, Russian C124C, C124D, C124G, C124N, C124P, C124T, Scandinavian 142A, 143C, 152, or 154.

One upper-division language course (advanced level) may be applied to item 3 above by petition to the chair of the program.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.