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Interdisciplinary Minor in European Studies

Minor in European Studies

The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development administers the interdisciplinary Minor in European Studies. The purpose of this Minor is to acquaint the student with historical and current knowledge of the European region, peoples, societies, economies, and cultures. The Minor signifies students have a basic and general understanding of this part of the world.

The requirements of this Minor are as follows:

  1. Completion of the requirements of a degree in one of the colleges at UNO.
  2. Completion of courses in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, or other relevant languages through 2002 or its equivalent.
  3. Completion of six credit hours in one of two core curricula:
    1. Core I: Social Sciences (Anthropology 2052; Geography 3190, Geography of Western Europe; History 1001, 1002; Political Science 2600).
    2. Core II: Arts and Letters (English 2371, 2372; Fine Arts 2201, 2202; Music 2201, 2202; Philosophy 2311, 2312).
  4. Credit courses in European Studies to be approved by the Coordinator, for a total of 12 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average, to include at least six credit hours at the 3000 level or above. These 12 credit hours must be chosen from a minimum of three disciplines and must cover different time periods. Courses on Europe in the Major field that are counted as credits for that major may not also be counted toward this Minor.
  5. A minimum 2.0 grade-point average must be attained in all courses in the Minor program.

Interested students should contact the Coordinator of Area Studies Minors through the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development office.


International Study Programs

Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the many programs offered by the University of New Orleans in various European settings. Among the study-abroad opportunities open to students are summer, semester, or academic year programs at the University of Innsbruck, Austria; at the Ezra Pound Center in Brunnenburg Castle in the Italian Alps; at Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic; with the Glories of France program in Montpellier, France; at the University of Orléans, France; with the MICEFA program in Paris, France; at the Universitat Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, Spain; Universidad de Salamanca, Spain; with the Greece Honors Tour; and with Middlesex University in London, England. Some of these require facility with the local language, but others provide courses in English as well. Many of the course hours undertaken in connection with these programs will apply toward the European Studies minor.

Division of International Education