Comprised of courses in history, political science, languages, media, and sociology, the interdisciplinary Ivan Allen College European Studies minor connects study of ancient, medieval and modern Europe, including France, Germany, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
The countries of Europe individually and collectively a pivotal role in world politics and the global economy. Europe is also key region for U.S. geostrategic and economic interests. Moreover, Europe reflects different ways to structure state-society relations and has contributed greatly to western culture. In addition, the European Union is the world’s most advanced form of international cooperation.
As a consequence, the study of Europe should be an integral part of a contemporary education. Through interdisciplinary study of culture, history, politics, sociology, and languages in Europe, students engage in comparative study of societies and values.
This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers (engineering, science, business, public service, law, teaching, research, etc.).