European Studies, Minor
The European Studies program focuses on the study of Europe from the vantage points of several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Because Europe is both a geographical place and an idea that changes throughout history, it has had different meanings at different times and in different places. The study of Europe thus requires an open, pluralistic, and interdisciplinary curriculum that takes a critical approach to the idea (or ideas) of Europe.
The program provides a multidisciplinary view of Europe as a whole and of its historical, political, and cultural formation and global implications and encounters with the non-European world. It also provides a focus on a specific area of European experience that cuts across traditional disciplinary and national boundaries. Participation in the UC Education Abroad Program in a European country is strongly recommended for all European Studies majors.
|A. Select two of the following:|
|Problems in History: Europe|
|Topics in Europe in the Middle Ages|
|Topics in Historical Foundations (1500-1800)|
|Historical Foundations: Europe and the Foundations of the Modern World|
|Issues and Institutions in Modern Europe (1789-1945)|
|Europe's Futures: 1755-Present|
|What is the Origin of Language?|
|Topics in Contemporary Europe (1945 – Today)|
|EURO ST 101A- 101B||European Studies Core I - Early Europe (Pre-1789) |
and European Studies Core II: Modern Europe (Post-1789)
|In addition to requirements A and B, European Studies minors take:|
|C. Three courses selected from a single specialization, two of which must be upper-division.|
Residence Requirement for the Minor: At least four upper-division courses required for the minor must be completed successfully at UCI. By petition, two of the four may be taken through the UC Education Abroad Program, provided course content is approved by the appropriate department Undergraduate Director.
Specializations and Approved Courses: The following specializations are available in the major in European Studies:
- Early Europe (Pre-1789)
- Modern Europe (Post-1789)
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Italian Studies
- Russian Studies
- Spanish Studies
The list of approved courses is extensive and varies from quarter to quarter, depending upon course scheduling. For complete up-to-date information about approved courses, students are advised to consult the European Languages and Studies website.