Why study European studies?

European studies broaden, deepen, and strengthen, through interdisciplinary study, a student’s knowledge and understanding of the enduring importance of our transatlantic partners, the Europeans.

Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

European Studies Minor Core Knowledge and Skills (18)
Second Language Skills. (3 hours) Students must complete one semester beyond the College general education, second language requirement (which is the completion of a fourth-semester course) in a modern western European language (Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, or Swedish).3
Foundational Course: Seminar in European Studies. Satisfied by:
EURS 500Seminar in European Studies3
or EURS 503 Europe Today
1 approved modern European history course3
European Studies Minor Electives.9
Select three of the four following options:
1 approved European politics course
1 approved European economics or business course
1 approved general European culture or history course
1 approved national or regional European course

A current list of approved courses for the minor is available on the European Studies website and from the Program’s Advising Specialist and Academic Director.

Note: No more than 1 course may be counted both in the minor and another degree or minor program.

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.