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The European studies minor consists of 18 credits. A minimum of 12 credits must be earned at the upper (300- or 400-) level. No more than six credits can be earned within the same discipline.

Students must complete a minimum of three credits of geographically pertinent foreign language course work at the advanced level (300 or above). Geographically pertinent foreign languages not taught at VCU will be considered on a case-by-case basis through the School of World Advising Office.

Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.

Minimum of three credits from the following:
HIST 101, 102 Survey of European History
HIST 306 The Early Middle Ages
HIST 307/RELS 308 The High Middle Ages
HIST 308 Europe in Renaissance
HIST/RELS 309 The Reformation
HIST 310 Europe in Absolutism and Enlightenment, 1648-1815
HIST 311 Zenith of European Power, 1815-1914
HIST 312 The Age of Total War: Europe, 1914-1945
HIST 313 Post-War Europe, 1945 to Present
HIST 315, 316 History of France
HIST 317, 318 History of Germany
HIST 319, 320 History of England
HIST 321, 322 History of Russia
HIST 323 History of Spain and Portugal
HIST 324 The Holocaust
HIST 329, 330 European Social History
HIST 331 Nazi Germany
HIST 334 Comparative History of Revolutions
HIST 336 Modern European Intellectual History
HIST 337 The Origins of Modernism 1880-1930
HIST 338 History of Socialism
HIST 339, 340/GSWS 339, 340 History of Women in Europe

Minimum of three credits from the following:
ANTH/INTL 455 Anthropology of Development and Globalization*
INTL 490 Seminar in International Issues*
INTL 491 Topics in International Studies*
MKTG/INTL 320 International Marketing
POLI/INTL 352 European Governments and Politics
POLI/INTL 354 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
RELS 310 Mediterranean Religions
SOCY/INTL 328 Russian Society in Transition
URSP 350/FRLG 345/INTL 345 Great Cities of the World*
WRLD/INTL 203 Cultural Texts and Contexts*
WRLD 391 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
WRLD 491 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
*When appropriate: Always check first with the SWS Advising Office before enrolling in these courses.

Minimum of three credits from the following:
FREN 320 French Civilization and Culture I
FREN 321 French Civilization and Culture II
FREN 330, 331 Survey of Literature
FREN 420 French Regional Culture
FREN 421 French Contemporary Culture
FREN 425 French Media
FREN/INTL 450 Francophone Literatures and Cultures*
GRMN 320 From the Vandals to Kant: Civilization and Literature I
GRMN 321 From Faust to Nazism: Civilization and Literature II
GRMN 322 From Kafka’s World to the EU: Civilization and Literature III
GRMN 330, 331 Survey of Literature
GRMN 420 The Turn of the Century
GRMN 423 Folk/Popular Culture
GRMN 424 Culture and Society
INTL/FLET 391 Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation*
ITAL 320 Italian Cinema
ITAL 330 Themes in Italian Literature
ITAL 391 Topics in Italian
RUSS 311 Conversation and Media
RUSS 330 Literature and Culture
RUSS 422 Russian Film
RUSS 491 Topics in Russian
SPAN 320 Civilization of Spain I
SPAN 330 Survey of Spanish Literature
SPAN 420 Civilization of Spain II
WRLD 230 Introduction to World Cinema
Courses taken through an approved study abroad program in an appropriate location (must be pre-approved through the SWS Advising Office).

Students majoring in art history may apply three credits of an art history course relevant to Europe toward the minor. The art history course must be approved through the SWS Advising Office.



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