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

Courses Offered



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         Language & Culture of Europe (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         Europe: 1815-1870 (3)
  • HIST 4260         Europe: 1870-1945 (3)
  • HIST 4270         Europe: 1945-Present (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 2014

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

ANTH 3600  Celtic World

ENGL 3500  Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 4610  British Lit: Medieval
ENGL 4620  British Lit: Renaissance
ENGL 4630  British Lit: Neoclassic/Romantic
ENGL 4640  British Lit: Victorian
ENGL 4350  British Lit: Modern
ENGL 4660  British Lit: Contemporary
ENGL 4710  A. Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes

Foreign Language
FL 3320  Language & Culture of Europe

FRCH 3160  Intro to French Literature
FRCH 3560  French Culture through Food
FRCH 4710  Business Language II

GEOG 3590  Geography of Europe

GRMN 3160  Intro to German Literature
GRMN 3360  Advanced Grammar

HIST 4230  Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 4260  Twentieth Century Europe
HIST 4340  History of England since 1714
HIST 4350  History of Modern Germany
HIST 4450  Modern East Europe
HIST 4810  Post Soviet Russian History

PHIL 3010  History of Philosophy: Classical/Medieval

PTGS 3550  Culture of Brazil and Portugal

SPAN 3060  Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3160  Introduction to Literature
SPAN 3220  Phonetics & Phonology
SPAN 3320  Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3360  Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3550  Cultural Heritage of Spain
SPAN 3560  Cultural Heritage II
SPAN 3570  Music & Culture of Spain
SPAN 3570  Spanish Cinema
SPAN 3630  Comedia
SPAN 3670  US Latina Authors
SPAN 3730  Medical Spanish II
SPAN 3740  Translation/Interpreting I
SPAN 4710  Business Language II
SPAN 4740  Translation/Interpreting II



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Ogden, Utah 84408
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