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

Courses Offered
Spring 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 Spring 2015

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

European Studies
FL 3320 Language and Culture of Europe

ANTH 4990 The Celtic World
ANTH 4990 Archaeology of Castles

ENGL 4610 British Lit: Medieval
ENGL 4620 British Lit: Rennaissance
ENGL 4630 British Lit: Neoclassic/Romantic
ENGL 4640 British Lit: Victorian
ENGL 4650 British Lit: Modern
ENLG 4660 Brisith Lit: Contemporary

FRCH 3160 Intro to French Literature
FRCH 3320 Advanced Conversation
FRCH 3550 Cultural Heritage of France
FRCH 3570 Modern French Culture

GEOG 3590 Geography of Europe

GRMN 3160 Intro to German Literature
GRMN 3570 German Film
GRMN 3710 Business Language II

HIST 4335 Tudor and Stuart England
HIST 4810 Post Soviet Russian History

SPAN 3060  Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3160  Introduction to Literature
SPAN 3220 Phonetis & Phonology
SPAN 3320 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3320 Community Practicum
SPAN 3360 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3570 Hispanic Culture in the US
SPAN 3570 Spain's Post Civil-War Clulture
SPAN 3630 Spanish Theater
SAPN 3670 Literature Authors
SPAN 3730 Medical Spanish II
SPAN 4710 Business Spanish II
SPAN 4740 Translating/Interpreting II




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