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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog

European Studies Minor/BIS

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Coordinator: Dr. Kacy Peckenpaugh
Location: Elizabeth Hall, Room 420
Telephone: 801-626-6345

The European Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program offered through several WSU departments. Students wishing to minor in European Studies must have their course selection approved by the program coordinator.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in each course used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours in addition to two years of college study (or the equivalent) of a European language. Courses taken which are part of the student’s major will not count as fulfillment of the minor requirement. Of the total 18 credit hours, only six may be taken in the same department.
  • Program Code: 3036
  • CIPC: 050106


All students electing the minor are required to meet with the coordinator for approval of all courses to be counted toward fulfillment of the requirements. The coordinator will ascertain that the individual courses selected are eligible to be counted, and that together they form a coherent curriculum of sufficient breadth.

Course Requirements for Minor

The following are required in addition to two years of college study in a European language other than the student’s native language, or equivalent proficiency to be demonstrated by the student.

Core requirements (6 credit hours)

Elective requirements (12 credit hours)

Select twelve additional credit hours from the following programs and departments as approved by the program coordinator: Anthropology, Communication, English, Foreign Language, Performing Arts, Business & Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Honors. Courses selected and approved from these departments must have explicit European emphasis and content.

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