The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's European studies minor will help you develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the peoples and cultures of Europe and its neighbors.
Through fascinating coursework and projects, you'll evaluate European systems, institutions and relationships of power in a historical, political and geographical context. The majority of the minor is made up of courses chosen by you. You may examine root causes of World War II or investigate the evolution of European art and architecture. An exciting and key component of this program is that all European studies minors are required to be competent in a European language or complete a Europe-based study abroad program.
The European studies minor is an excellent choice for those interested in history and international relations.
Personalized education. The majority of the European studies minor is made up of course electives, giving you the ability to personalize your education and study the topics that interest you. Explore courses in more than 12 disciplines, including geography, history, philosophy, theatre and religion.
Cultural immersion experiences. One of the best ways you can better understand European culture, history, geography and society is to see it for yourself. A study abroad experience is required for all European studies minors.
Valuable student organizations. History Enthusiasts of UWEC is just one example of an on-campus student organization that can provide you with additional connections and learning opportunities. Club activities allow you to engage in historical events and socialize with people who share your same interests and desire to learn more about history.
Mentoring from diverse faculty. Throughout the European studies minor, you'll learn from supportive faculty members from a variety of departments and backgrounds. Our professors have a wealth of knowledge and expertise and will use it to inspire and motivate you. Here, you won't just be a number. Faculty will know you by name and go out of their way to help you find a career path you love.
As a European studies minor, you are invited to step into cultures outside of your own experience. Through multidisciplinary coursework, language studies and taking opportunities to study abroad, you will gain an understanding of the peoples and cultures of Europe within multiple contexts. Elective courses of your choice can include themes in geography, politics, literature, philosophy and more to build your socio-cultural understanding and awareness as a global citizen.
What classes do European studies minors take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Geography of Western Europe
- Renaissance art
- Gender, sex and science in European history
- Greek civilization
- Modern European philosophy
- History of World War II
- Ancient philosophy
Learn more about the European studies minor in the UWEC catalog.
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