European Studies Degree Requirements

Minor in European Studies

Minor in European Studies
21 credits—18 from required courses and 3 from an approved elective

NOTE: Integrative Learning Courses (ILCs) can be used to meet requirements in the European Studies Minor.  Please contact Dr. Elvira Roncalli for more information.

Required courses

One approved course from each of the following disciplines:


  • ENLT 423: Shakespeare
  • FR 302: French Literature through the 18th Century
  • FR 401 or 402: French Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries
  • SP 401: Topics in Spanish Peninsular Culture and Literature


  • PHIL 202: Medieval Philosophy 
  • PHIL 256: Social & Political
  • PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 304 Contemporary Philosophy 
  • PHIL 315 20th Century European Philosophy


  • HI 205: Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • HI 214 20th Century Europe
  • HI 303: Renaissance History 
  • HI 304: The Reformation & Age of Exploration


  • TH 244: Christian Spirituality: Women Mystics
  • TH 251: The God Question
  • TH 342: History of Christian Thought: Middle Ages
  • TH 343: History of Christian Thought: Modernity to Post-Modernity

Courses taken during an approved study abroad to Europe may qualify for one of the four disciplinary courses with prior approval by the student’s academic advisor and the director of the minor.

Intermediate level proficiency up through the 204 course level in a European foreign language (Spanish, French, German, Greek, or Latin)

Elective Courses

One approved elective from one of the following disciplines: Literature, History, Philosophy, Theology, Political Science, Music, Education Abroad (Siena, Caen, Galway)


  • ENLT303: Medieval English Literature
  • ENLT323: Renaissance English Literature
  • ENLT343: 18th Century British Literature
  • ENLT363: 19th Century British Literature - The Romantics
  • ENLT367: 19th Century British Literature - The Victorians
  • ENLT383: 20th Century British Literature


  • HI204: Medieval History
  • HI231: History of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • HI307: The Cold War
  • HI311: Modern British History 
  • HI312: History of Ireland
  • HI314: Modern France: From Revolution to European Union
  • HI316: Modern Germany: From Blood  and Iron to Nazis and Communists 
  • HI317: Interwar Europe: From Versailles to Hitler
  • HI318: The Holocaust 
  • HI382: World War II


  • TH201: Church and Worship
  • TH215: Exploring Christian Spirituality

Political Science

  • PO101: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PO205: Early Modern Political Thought
  • PO332: Late Modern Political Thought


  • PHIL200: Ancient Philosophy


  • MUS261: Music Appreciation Theatre


  • THT318: History of Theatre I

Education Abroad
Any approved education abroad program in Europe including, but not limited to, the Université Basse Normandie, Caen, France; Arts and Humanities, Siena, Italy; University of Galway, Galway, Ireland (UK); any EuroLearn study or research program and any European ISEP program. For more information, please see the Carroll Education Abroad website.

HNR250: Judeo-Christian and Medieval Thought and HNR251: Renaissance Thought also qualify as electives for students in the Honors Scholars Program.

European Studies Course Layout (PDF)