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

Courses Offered
ummer & Fall 2017

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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 Summer 2017

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

ENGL 4630 British Lit: Neoclassic/Romantic
ENGL 4350 British Lit: Modern

FRCH 3570 Paris through its Stories

HIST 4250 Nineteenth Century Europe
HIST 4260 Twentieth Century Europe

SPAN 3060 Grammar & Composition
SPAN 3160 Introduction to Literature

Courses Offered Fall 2017

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

ANTH 3600 Contemporary Europe
ANTH 2990/4990 Archaeology of Castles

ENGL 3030 Structure of English
ENGL 3040 History of English Language
ENGL 3500 HU Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 3650 British Literature I
ENGL 3660 British Literature II
ENGL 3730 Irish Literature

FRCH 3060 Grammar & Composition
FRCH 3550 Study in Culture/Civilization
FRCH 3710 Business Language I

HIST 4220 History of the Middle Ages
HIST 4230 Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 4250 Nineteenth Century Europe
HIST 4310 History of Russia to 1917
HIST 4320 Russian Since 1917
HIST 4330 History of England to 1485
HIST 4350 History of Modern Germany
HIST 4410 History of Spain and Portugal
HIST 4370 Jane Austin: Life and Legacy

HNRS 1520/ History of WWII
HNRS 2920/4920 Maximizing Study Abroad

MUSC 3205 Music Hist I: Medieval & Renaissance
MUSC 3207 Music Hist II: 19-21 Century

Politial Science
POLS 3210 Politics & Governments of Europe

PTGS 3320 Applied Language Studies

SPAN 3060 Grammar & Communication
SPAN 3160 Introduction to Literature
SAPN 3220 Phonetics & Phonology
SPAN 3320 Advanced Communication
SPAN 3360 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3570 Horror and Superstition
SPAN 3630 Spanish Poetry
SPAN 3710 Business Language I
SPAN 3720 Medical Spanish I
SPAN 3730 Spanish for STEM
SPAN 3750 Introduction to Interpreting



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