Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2010/2011)
8.13 European Studies

Program Co-ordinator: Dr. E. Warkentin, Department of German and Russian

8.13.1 Minor in European Studies

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 focussing on present-day Europe and its recent history (19th and 20th centuries), and is coordinated by a Program Co-ordinator in consultation with the Director of the Harlow Campus.

8.13.2 Regulations

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

  1. European Studies 2000

  2. History 2310

  3. One of French 3650, German 2901, German 3000, German 3001, German 3005, History 3005, Russian 2900, Russian 2901, Russian 3005, Spanish 3400

  4. One of European Studies 3000-3030 (Special Topics in European Studies) or 3 credit hours from the European Studies Course List below.

  5. Twelve additional credit hours 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 or an approved study abroad program.

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 Co-ordinator on the availability of courses at Harlow (or in exchange programs or study abroad programs) and at the St. John’s and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campuses.

8.13.3 Course Descriptions

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.

  • Economics
  • Economics 3610
  • Folklore
  • Folklore 3601-097, 3613-097, 3710-3729 (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester)
  • French
  • French *3650
  • Geography
  • Geography 2405, 3710-3729 (available only as part of the Harlow Campus Semester), 3900-097, 3990-097
  • Sociology
  • Sociology 3710
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Sociology/Anthropology *3242
  • Spanish
  • Spanish *3400
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts *3702 (Grenfell College), *4701 (Grenfell College), *4702 (Grenfell College)


  1. Students should consult the European Studies Program Co-ordinator 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 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.


Europe in the Twentieth Century

(same as History 2350 and Political Science 2990) is a social, economic and political history of Europe from World War I to the present. The course examines the shift from war and depression to peace and prosperity. Examining the rise and demise of fascism and communism, postwar reconstruction, and Europe’s changing position in the world, it explores the interplay between domestic and international politics and Europe’s position in the international order.


  1. Recommended for students considering a Harlow semester, exchange programs in Europe, or further courses in European history or politics.

  2. Credit may be obtained for only one of European Studies 2000, History 2350, Political Science 2990, and the former Political Science 2350.


Special Topics in European Studies

will be a reflection on modern Europe through the study of one or more of the following: film, comparative literature, art, architecture, music, etc.