Minor in European Studies


The minor in European studies is the newest minor at SUNY-Geneseo. This minor incorporates
courses from several different departments, including Languages and Literatures, Political
Science and International Relations, History, English, Art History, Philosophy, and Music. Other
courses in European studies can be considered from interdisciplinary courses and Study Abroad
with prior approval of the coordinator.

The European studies minor is designed for students who desire an interdisciplinary study
of Europe, from Great Britain to Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Balkan regions.
Courses are wide-ranging, encompassing various European languages, history, politics,
philosophy, and cultures. The European Union and non-affiliated countries will continue to
influence political relations, climate change, and the economy for the foreseeable future.

The choice of courses is wide-ranging and will give the student of European studies well-
rounded knowledge of a continent with almost 10% of the world’s population and over 200

Required Courses
French OR German OR Russian OR Spanish 213
INTD 217: Introduction to European Studies OR HUMN 220 OR HUMN 221 *Student must take a HUMN
course that was not taken for the general education requirement.

Electives can be chosen from 2 groups of course offerings:

  • Social Sciences
  • Languages, Literature, and Arts