The minor in modern European studies provides a cross disciplinary understanding of social dynamics in Europe from the Enlightenment (18th century) through the present. All minors must attain proficiency in French, German, Italian, Spanish or another European Union language at or above the intermediate level (FL 232 or above).
The minimum requirement for a minor in modern European studies is 18 credit hours in addition to the language requirement. These 18 credit hours must include 6 core credits and 12 elective credits. Six elective credits must cover culture and thought, and six elective credits must cover history and society. The minor's 18 credits must be distributed across at least three disciplines and must include at least one history course.