European Area Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the European area studies adviser Dr. Margaret Ziolkowski, 164 Irvin Hall (513-529-1853).

This minor, open to all students in the university, introduces the European region from multiple perspectives of humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. It provides students at Miami’s campuses, including the John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg or other European programs, with a framework for integrating their studies into the overall curriculum at Miami. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements*

Both of these:

HST 122 Western Civilization (3) or

a modern European history course

GEO 311 Geography of Western Europe (4) or

another European geography course

Choose ONE of the following:

POL 333 Politics of Western Europe (4) or

another course in West European politics

POL 332 Post-Soviet Russian Politics (4) or

another course in Russian or East European politics

ECO 341 Economic History of Modern Europe (3)

One course in each category:

A modern European culture course from literature, art, architecture, music, theatre or cinema (3)

A modern European language course at the 300- level or above, taught in that language (3)

An additional Europe-focused course to reach a total of 18 semester hours.

The European Studies Adviser must approve all selected courses.

* Appropriate courses taken in European study abroad programs, including MUDEC, may be substituted for above courses with the approval of the European Area Studies adviser.

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