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

Courses Offered
Fall 2015

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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         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         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 Fall 2015

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

ANTH 36900 Contemporary Peoples of Europe

ENGL 3030 Structure of English
ENGL 3040 History of English Language
ENGL 3050 Grammar/Style/Usage in Adv
ENGL 3500 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 3730 Cultures/Places/Irish Lit
ENGL 4620 British Lit: Rennaissance
ENGL 4630 British Lit: Neoclassic/Romantic
ENGL 4640 British Lit: Victorian
ENGL 4660 Brisith Lit: Contemporary
ENGL 4710 Eminent Authors: Jane Austin

FRCH 3060 Grammar and Composition
FRCH 3630 Short Story
FRCH 3710 Business Language I

GRMN 3060 Grammar and Composition
GRMN 3220 Phonetics & Phonology
GRMN 3570 Germanic Societies

HIST 4220 Middle Ages: 300-1300
HIST 4250 Ninteenth Centruy Europe
HIST 4310 History of Russia to 1917
HIST 4320 Russia since 1917
HIST 4370 Modern France

PTGS 3060 Grammar & Composition

SPAN 3060 Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3160 Introduction to Literature
SPAN 3220 Phonetics & Phonology
SPAN 3320 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3570 Spanish Poetry
SPAN 3630 Poetry Workshop
SPAN 3650 Early Spanish Theatre
SAPN 3710 Business Spanish I
SPAN 3720 Medical Spanish I
SPAN 3740 Translation/Interpreting I




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