European Studies is an interdisciplinary minor program that offers a wide array of courses regarding contemporary and historic Europe. Europe is understood in a broad context including: West, East, Central, and Southern Europe, as well as Russia and the Confederation of Independent States.
Studying European politics, history, languages, economics and culture will give students a better understanding of the foundations of western civilization and the linkage Europe has with the rest of the world. European economic integration, the expansion of NATO, and new forms of globalization have reshaped the role of European nations on the world stage, making it an arena of particular current interest. A minor in European studies will prepare students for careers in government, foreign affairs, international business, education and translation as well as for advanced degrees in European Studies and European Union Studies and Law.