European Area Studies Minor

For information, contact the European Area Studies advisors in 168 or 250 Irvin Hall, 513-529-1854 or 513-529-1539.

This minor, open to all students in the university, introduces the European region from multiple perspectives of humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. It provides students at Miami’s campuses, including the John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg or other European programs, with a framework for integrating their studies into the overall curriculum at Miami. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements1

(18 semester hours)

HST 122Western Civilization (or a modern European history course)3
European geography course 23
Select one of the following:3
Politics of Western Europe (or another course in West European politics)
Post-Soviet Russian Politics (or another course in Russian or East European politics)
Select one course in each category of the following:6
A modern European culture course from literature, art, architecture, music, theatre or cinema
A modern European language course at the 300- level or above, taught in that language
Additional Europe-focused courses to reach a total of 18 semester hours6
Total Credit Hours21

Appropriate courses taken in European study abroad programs, including MUDEC, may be substituted for above courses with the approval of the European Area Studies advisor.


 Work with the European Area Studies advisor for approval of appropriate course.

The European Studies Advisor must approve all selected courses.