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European Studies Minor

2008_Europe_Political_Map_ENThis interdisciplinary area studies minor within the international studies program seeks to offer students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Europe. It draws on the existing strengths of a number of departments and faculty members at The College of New Jersey.


Five courses, drawn from at least three disciplines, chosen by the student from the approved list below or by advisement. Three of these courses must be at the 300 level or above.

Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisers to develop a coherent focus as they fulfill their minor’s requirements.

One language course in a European language other than English at the 200 level or equivalent proficiency (intermediate low as defined in the ACTFL guidelines).

Recommended Courses:

ECO 340/International Economics*
ECO 345/Comparative Economic Systems*
FRE 240/Introduction to French Literature
FRE 255/French for Business
GER 202/Introduction to German Literature
GER 255/Business German
HIS 316/Topics in Early Modern or Modern European History
HIS 322/Europe’s Imperial Era
HIS 323/Eastern Europe Since 1939
HIS 324/Women in Eastern Europe 1848–Present
HIS 325/Modern Germany
HIS 327/European Social History Since 1789
HIS 349/The Soviet Union, 1917–1991
ITL 240/Introduction to Italian Literature
ITL 255/Italian for Business
LIT 231-232/ World Literature to 1700; from 1700–Present
LIT 347/Modern European Drama
POL 350/Politics in Europe
POL 380/International Political Economy
POL 390/Tutorial:  Democracy in France
SPA 216/Current Events in the Spanish-Speaking World

*Prerequisite: ECO 102/Macroeconomics

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Toloudis