Why study European studies?

European Studies, through interdisciplinary study, broadens, deepens, and strengthens 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 (21)
Second Language Skills. (3 hours) Students must complete 1 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:3
EURS 500Seminar in European Studies3
or EURS 503 Europe Today
1 approved modern European history course3
European Studies Minor Electives. Select 3 of the 4 following options:9
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 undergraduate advisor.

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.