Program Coordinator: Dr. Steven Wolinetz, Department of Political Science


The Minor in European Studies is a multi-disciplinary program offered to candidates for the general and honours degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Science. The Minor in European Studies requires the completion of at least 9 credit hours at the Harlow Campus or as part of an approved exchange program with a European university. The Minor is an alternative to a Minor offered by a single department and satisfies degree requirements for a Minor.

The objective of the program is to explore contemporary Europe through the study of its politics, society, history and culture. The program consists of a series of inter-related courses in different disciplines focusing on present-day Europe and its recent history (19th and 20th centuries), and is coordinated by a Program Coordinator in consultation with the Director of the Harlow Campus.



Students who minor in European Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours including:

a) European Studies 2000
b) History 2310
c) One of French 3650, German 2901, Russian 2900, Russian 2901, Spanish 3400
d) One of European Studies 3000-3030 (Special Topics in European Studies)
e) Twelve credit hours in courses from the European Studies Course List below including at least 9 credit hours completed at the Harlow Campus or as part of an approved exchange program with a European university

No more than 12 credit hours from any one discipline shall be applied to the Minor in European Studies. Students should consult the European Studies Minor Program Coordinator on the availability of courses at Harlow (or in exchange programs), and at the St. John's and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campuses.


Courses marked with an asterisk normally may be taken only after completion of at least one prerequisite at the 2000 level or beyond. Other courses, especially at the 3000 level and above, are normally taken after one or more introductory courses in the discipline are completed.

English 2001 Major. Writers from 1800
English (SWGC) 2007. Literary Survey III (1837 to the present)
English 2211. The English Novel from 1800-1900
English 2212. The Twentieth-Century British Novel
*English 3022-097. Drama 1580-1642
English 3710-3729. Special Topics in English (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
*English 4300-097. Modern Drama I
*English 4302-097. Contemporary British Drama
Folklore 3601-097. Special Topics in Folklore: English Material Culture
Folklore 3613-097. Special Topics in Folklore: English Museums and Historic Sites
Folklore 3710-3729. Special Topics in Folklore (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
*French 3650. A Survey of the Civilization of France
Geography 3400. Lands and Seas of the Northern North Atlantic
*Geography 3410**. Regional Geography of Europe
Geography 3710-3729. Special Topics in Geography (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
Geography 3900-097. Heritage Conservation and Cultural Resources Management
Geography 3990-097. The Making of the English Town
German 2901. Introduction to German Culture II
*History 3360. Revolutionary and Soviet Russia.
*History 3380. German History II, Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century.
*History 3460. British History from 1714
*History/Economics 3610. International Economic History of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
History 3710-3729. Special Topics in History (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
History 4360-4380. Special Topics in European History (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
Philosophy 3880. Post-Idealist Thought
Philosophy 3920. Phenomenology
Philosophy 3940. Existentialism
*Political Science 3291. The European Union
*Political Science 3300. European Politics
*Political Science 3320. Comparative Politics: State and Politics in the USSR and the Commonwealth of Independent States
*Political Science 3330. Eastern European Politics
Russian 2900. Russian Culture I
Russian 2901. Russian Culture II
*Sociology/Anthropology 3242**. European Societies
*Spanish 3400. Spanish Civilization
*Visual Arts 3702 (SWGC). Art and Architecture: Historical Contexts and Modern Users
*Visual Arts 4701 (SWGC). Art History: Special Topics: Art and Architecture in Britain I
*Visual Arts 4702 (SWGC). Art History: Special Topics: Art and Architecture in Britain II

** Inactive Course


1) Students should consult the European Studies Program Coordinator on the applicability of special topics and other courses not listed above to the European Studies Minor program. In particular, courses taught at the Harlow Campus by other academic units and dealing with the broad themes of the program may be applicable to the Minor in European Studies. Such courses may be offered by Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Science, the School of Music, and other faculties and schools.
2) The suffix -097 indicates course sections offered at the Harlow Campus by various academic units.
3) Courses in the series 3710 to 3729 indicate courses which form part of programs offered by the Faculty of Arts only at the Harlow Campus.
4) Up to 6 credit hours in the discipline of a student's major programs may count towards the minor, but these shall be in addition to the minimum course requirements for the major.
5) Normal prerequisites, policies on the waiver of prerequisites and credit restrictions in the respective departments will apply.


European Studies 2000. Europe in the 20th Century. (Same as History 2350 and Political Science 2350). Social, economic, and political changes from 1918 to the present including the collapse of monarchies, the emergence of mass politics, fascism and totalitarianism, World War II, postwar reconstruction and the welfare state, European integration, and Europe in the postwar economic and political order. The course will examine Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, and particularly the European Union. Special attention will be paid to the demise of class politics and the impact of postwar affluence.

European Studies 3000-3030. Special Topics in European Studies. Each course in this series will be a reflection on modern Europe through the study of one or more of the following: film, comparative literature, art, architecture, music, etc.

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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