The minor in European Studies provides students with an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary program of study that will give them an in-depth knowledge of European history, culture, politics, and society.The program embraces all of Europe, from the Atlantic (including Great Britain and Ireland) to the Urals (including Russia) from the 1700's to the present.
In the last half of the twentieth century, but especially since the end of the Cold War, Europe has been integrating economically, culturally, and politically. At the same time, the program is designed to take account of specific national cultures and traditions.
To maximize the educational experience, students are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester or summer studying in Europe. Most of the courses taught in University study-abroad programs in Europe may be applied to the European Studies minor.
Professor Daniel Orlovsky
Department of History
352 Dallas Hall
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275