Modern European Studies is an interdisciplinary program that may be taken either as a complementary academic major or as an academic minor in partial fulfillment of the major field requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in the program must meet the general education requirements in a European language. Students with majors in Art, Art History, Economics, English, Foriegn Languages, History, International Economics and Cultural Affairs (IECA), Political Science, or Theology may find an MEUR minor of great relevance to their studies and career plans. They may wish to major in MEUR by combining courses from Art, Economics, History, Political Science, Foreign Langauges, and English. Since there are restrictions on the number of courses from the program that may be applied to another university requirement, students are urged to consult with the program chair as early as possible.
Thirty-three credit hours constitutes a major. They must include the Program Core courses, 15 credit hours in courses selected from at least three of the participating departments, and MEUR 495. No more than four courses from the Program major may be used to fulfill another major, minor or general education requirement.
Eighteen credit hours constitutes a minor. They must include the Program Core courses and 3 credit hours of electives. No more than two courses from the Program minor may be used to fulfill another major, minor or general education requirement. Students in this Program must meet the general education requirement in a European language. Courses approved by the Program Chair taken at the university’s European study centers or in European study-abroad programs may also be counted as part of the Program. All courses beyond those in the Program Core must have the approval of the Chair of the Program’s Administrative Committee.