Options and requirements
On May 1, 2004, the European Union admitted 10 new members; it now spans from Western Europe to the Baltic Region, Eastern and Central Europe, and to Cyprus. The new Europe manifests itself in different ways—through integrated economic markets, Europe-wide elections, evolving political institutions, and emerging European identity. The European Union minor seeks to address these issues by equipping students with the analytical tools to deal with the "making of the European Union."
The minor requires 18 credit hours of core coursework, 15 of which must be within the College of Arts & Sciences. Students take one core course in each of three areas and 9 elective credits selected in consultation with the advisor, along with a language, to complete the minor. Students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours of upper-level (300/400) coursework and maintain a GPA of at least 2.000 in fulfillment of all courses taken toward minor requirements.
Eighteen credit hours of course work to be distributed as follows, plus a language requirement.
- Students must take one course from each of the three areas of concentration (Politics/Public Policy, Economics/Business, and Culture/Identity):
- Politics/Public Policy
POLS Y351/WEUR W304 Model European Union (3 cr.)
POLS Y350/WEUR W405 Politics of the European Union (3 cr.)
POLS Y335 West European Politics/WEUR W301 Modern European Politics & Society (3 cr.)
BUS G494 Public Policy and the International Economy (3 cr.)
ECON E390 Undergraduate Seminar Topic: Economics of European Integration (3 cr.)
GEOG G428/WEUR W405 Geography of Europe (3 cr.)
WEUR W405 Special Topics in West European Studies Topic: The Idea of Europe (3 cr.)
GER G394 /WEUR W406 Special Topics in West European Studies Topic: The Idea of Europe: Order and Identity (3 cr.)
- Taking additional courses from core courses; or
- Taking courses selected from the numerous course offerings listed by West European Studies, the Russian and East European Institute, and Central Eurasian Studies. If the elective requirement is filled with two or more area studies courses, one elective must be related to Eastern/Central Europe and one to Western Europe.
- IU currently offers instruction in 17 official languages of the EU. Check with the appropriate department to determine if two years of study is offered.
A list of current cross-listed courses is available through the advisor. For more information, see the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin.
To declare a minor in European Union Studies, please call (812) 855-4538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with our academic advisor.
For all WEST courses, including cross-listed courses please see the Registrar's Schedule of Classes.