Thematic Sequence FAQ

The LUX 3 European Culture and Society Thematic Sequence permits students to draw on the variety of European-focused courses available at MUDEC to develop an in-depth understanding of the complexities of contemporary Europe. Emphasis is on an interdisciplinary perspective which links cultural phenomena and socio-political dynamics.

Can I take and complete a Thematic Sequence in Luxembourg?

Yes, but you must take the whole sequence in Luxembourg, not some courses in Luxembourg and some courses in Oxford.

Can I take a course in my major as part of the Thematic Sequence?

Yes, but only in Luxembourg. Because the thematic sequence offered in Luxembourg is European focused, on-site specific and significantly different from those on the Oxford campus, it has this special feature: one course (and only one) from the department of your major may be included in the thematic sequence. Similarly, business majors may take only one course from the Farmer School of Business to receive credit for the thematic sequence.

Must I take a Thematic Sequence in Luxembourg?

No. Students from partner universities do not need a thematic sequence, and MU students may not need to take a thematic sequence (students with a double major in two different academic departments and students with minors do not need a thematic sequence).

Can I take more than one Miami Foundation Plan course in a Luxembourg Thematic Sequence?

Yes; however, only one Foundation course in a Luxembourg Thematic Sequence counts towards your Miami Plan foundation requirements. In cases where sequences involve two or more Foundation courses, only one course may be at the 100-level. The other two courses in the Luxembourg Thematic Sequence must be at the 200-level or above. Always consult with your Academic Advisor for further questions.

How do I ensure that I receive a LUX thematic sequence?

Complete the Change of Major, Minor, Thematic Sequence form (yellow half sheet) and submit to the Study Abroad Office, 214 MacMillan Hall. The form will be signed and forwarded to the Oxford Registrar's Office. Soon thereafter you can expect to see the thematic sequence information on your DAR.