Prof. Tom Mathews
  Office: EH 420
  Phone: (801) 626-6345

Courses Offered
Spring 2016

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European Studies Minor
     Welcome to the WSU European Studies Minor. This program is interdisciplinary, in that students are required to take courses from a number of departments in order to complete the minor. It is also very flexible, allowing students to mix and match courses that will integrate thier interests and thier talents.


Prerequisite: Students must complete two years of college study of a European language, other than the students' native language, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency before they may begin the minor.
Complete these courses: FL 1010 (3), FL 1020 (3), FL 2010 (3), FL HU2020 (3)
or:     demonstrate proficiency through an interview with a faculty advisor
or:     successfully complete an upper division course with a "C" or better

Minimum Grade Requirement: You must earn a "C" or better in all courses required for the minor (a "C-" is not acceptable).

Credit Hour Requirement: For the minor, a minimum of 18 credit hours is required in addition to two years of college study (or the equivalent) of a European language. Courses taken as part of the student's major will not count for fulfillment of the minor requirement. Of the total 18 credit hours, only six may be taken in the same department.

Core Requirements (6 credit hours)

I.              Select one course (3 credit hours) from the following:

  • FL 3320        European Language & Society (3)
  • FL 3320        European Culture & Community (3)

II.     Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following; courses may NOT be from the same department:

  • HIST 4220         Europe: History of the Middle Ages 300-1300 (3)
  • HIST 4230         Europe: Renaissance & Reformation 1300-1600 (3)
  • HIST 4240         Europe: Absolution, Enlightenment & Revolution 1660-1815 (3)
  • HIST 4250         Nineteenth Century Europe (3)
  • HIST 4260         Twentieth Century Europe (3)
  • GEOG 3590      Geography of Europe (3)
  • POLS 3210       Politics & Government of Europe (3)

Elective Requirements (9 credit hours)
Select nine additional credit hours from the following programs and departments as approved by the program coordinator. Courses selected and approved from these departments must have explicit European emphasis and content.

               Anthropology                Geography
               Communication            History
               English                          Honors
               Foreign Languages       Political Science
               Performing Arts             Philosophy
               Business & Economics  Sociology

Courses Offered Spring 2016

Some of these courses have prerrequisites which, in most situations, will not be waived for European Studies students.

ANTH 4990 Anthropology of Castles

ENGL 3500 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 4630 British Lit: Neoclassic/Romantic
ENGL 4640 British Lit: Victorian
ENGL 4650 British Lit: Modern
ENGL 4920 Shakespeare Films

FRCH 3220 Phonetics and Phonology
FRCH 3320 European Language & Community
FRCH 3630 Short Stories
FRCH 4710 Business Language II

GEOG 3590 Geography of Europe

GRMN 3160 Intro to German Literature
GRMN 3320 European Language & Community
GRMN 3570 Culture of German Cities
GRMN 3630 Fairy Tales and Youth Lit

HIST 4260 Twentieth Century Europe
HIST 4280 Hist of Christianity in Europe
HIST 4340 History of English Since
HIST 4350 History of Modern Germany
HIST 4720 Shakespeare as Historian
HIST 4810 Modern Eastern Europe
HIST 4810 Post Soviet Russia
HIST 4920 Shakespeare Films

HNRS 3900 Religion in Early Spain

PTGS 3550 Studies/Culture & Civ

SPAN 3060 Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3160 Introduction to Literature
SPAN 3220 Phonetics & Phonology
SPAN 3320 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3320 Hispanic Community
SPAN 3320 European Language & Community
SPAN 3360 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3550 Cultural Heritage of Spain
SPAN 3570 Horror & Superstition
SPAN 3620 Modern Spanish Literature
SPAN 3630 Spanish Cinema
SPAN 3670 Chicana Literature
SPAN 3730 Medical Spanish II
SPAN 4710 Business Language II




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