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Foreign Languages and Literature

Foreign Languages & Literature


European Studies Minor

About the program

The European Studies minor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an interdisciplinary program drawn from subject areas in the social sciences and the humanities. The courses focus on Western and Eastern Europe. Students pursuing a European Studies minor must complete a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above. At least one course each must be taken in three of the four areas: Geography, History, Political Science, or Foreign Languages. Courses not on this list may be acceptable if approved by the European Studies advisor. For more information contact the coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature: 2308 Peck Hall, Telephone 650-3510.


The Program

Prerequisite: History 111B - History after 1500

Complete at least one course in three of the following areas.


  • Hist 308A Imperium and Christianity: Western Europe 300-1000CE
  • Hist 308B Medieval Conquests & Kingdoms 1000-1500
  • Hist 315 History of Religion in Europe
  • Hist 320 The Renaissance in Europe
  • Hist 321 Reformation Europe 1500-1648
  • Hist 322 History of Italy
  • Hist 408 History of England 1500-Present
  • Hist 412 French Revolution
  • Hist 413 Modern France
  • Hist 415 Modern German History
  • Hist 416 WWI & Its Aftermath
  • Hist 418 WWII
  • Hist 420 European, Social Cultural, & Intellectual History: Renaissance-French Revolution
  • Hist 422 Late Modern Europe
  • Hist 424 Topics in Eastern European History
  • Hist 426 Topics in Russian and Soviet History
  • Hist 428 Topics in European Women's History

Foreign Languages

  • Fr 311 - Contemporary France
  • Ger 311 - German Culture
  • Span 311 - Contemporary Spain


  • Geog 330 Geography of Europe
  • Geog 331 Geography of Independent States

Political Science

  • Pols 350 Western European Political Systems
  • Pols 351 Eastern European Political Systems

Interdisciplinary Course

  • IS 332 Political and Social Thought of Hegel and Marx

Additional Requirement:

  • Two years of a European foreign language
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