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Curriculum

 

The Modern European Studies (MES) minor allows students to explore European history, politics, society, culture, and thought. Courses taken to complete the MES minor may also be used to satisfy major requirements, General Education requirements, and/or requirements for other JMU minors.

All MES minors must attain proficiency in a European Union language at or above the intermediate (232) level. In addition, minors must complete 18 minor credits. Six of these eighteen must come from the minor's core; six must cover European culture and thought; and six must cover European history and society. The minor's 18 credits must be distributed across at least three disciplines and must include at least one history course.

 

Course Requirements


Core

Credit Hours

Choose two from the following:

6

HIST 202. Europe Since 1815

 

HIST 382. Europe in the 20th Century

 

POSC 344. Politics of the European Union

 

POSC 345. Politics of Western Europe

 

POSC 346. Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

 

Culture and Thought Electives

 

Choose two from the following:

6

ARTH 313. Masterpieces in Italian Renaissance Art

 

ARTH 314. Masterpieces in Spanish Art

 

ARTH 315. Masterpieces in British Architecture

 

ARTH 316 or ARTH 316L. Masterpieces in British Art

 

ARTH 372. Modern Art from 1900–1945

ARTH 460. Nineteenth Century Art

 

ARTH 466. Art and Nationalism 1

 

ARTH 469. Topics in Nineteenth Century Art

 

ARTH 472. Modern Art Since 1945

 

ENG 325. Romantic Literature

 

ENG 327. The Gothic: Change and Continuity

 

ENG 329. Victorian Literature

 

ENG 330. The 19th–Century English Novel

 

ENG 340. Modern British Novel

 

ENG 341. Contemporary British Novel

 

ENG 375. Irish and Anglo–Irish Literature

 

ENG 412L/THEA 449L/GHUM 200L. The London Theatre (London only)

 

FR 308. Contemporary French Civilization

 

FR 405. Nineteenth–Century French Literature

 

FR 425. 20th Century French Literature

 

FR 446. Special Topics in Linguistics, Literature or Civilization 2

 

FR 465. French Cinema, 1930–1980

 

FR 466. Contemporary French Cinema

 

GER 266. Contemporary German Literature in Translation

 

GER 307. History of German Civilization

 

GER 308. Contemporary German Civilization

 

GER 405. The Age of German Classicism

 

GER 426. Modern German Literature

 

GER 465. German Cinema

 

ITAL/HIST 308. Contemporary Italian Civilization

 

ITAL 425. Modern Italian Literature

 

ITAL 446. Special Topics in Linguistics, Literature or Civilization 2

 

ITAL 465. Italian Cinema (1930–1980)

 

ITAL 490F. Wine and Culture in Italy

 

PHIL 344. Existentialism

 

PHIL 375. Nineteenth–Century Philosophy and Theology

 

PHIL 390. Special Topics in Philosophy 2

 

PHIL 465. Topics in Modern Philosophy 2

 

PHIL 468. Phenomenology

 

PHIL 470. Topics in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

 

PHIL 475. Philosophy Seminar 2

 

POSC 316. Contemporary Political Theory

 

POSC 321. Political Theory and Ideology

 

REL/PHIL 375. The 19th Century: Age of Ideology

 

SMAD 463L. Film Adaptations

 

SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization

 

SPAN 335 or SPAN 335S. Introduction to Spanish Literature

 

SPAN 390. Spanish Poetry of the 20th Century

 

SPAN 405. Spanish Novels of the 19th and 20th Centuries

 

SPAN 406. Spanish Drama of the 19th and 20th Centuries

 

SPAN 460. Postwar Literature in Spain

 

SPAN 465 or SPAN 465S. Spanish Cinema and Literature

 

History and Society Electives

 

Choose two of the following:

6

GEOG 332. Geography of Europe

 

HIST 202. Europe Since 1815

 

HIST 301. European Military History

 

HIST 308. Contemporary Italian Civilization

 

HIST 321. European Women's History

 

HIST 341. Selected Themes in World History 2

 

HIST 382. Europe in the 20th Century 3

 

HIST 384. England and the Empire–Commonwealth

 

HIST 388. Germany Since 1871

 

HIST 462. The Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany, 1918–1945

 

HIST 478. Eastern Europe

 

HIST 484. 19th–Century European Civilization, 1815–1914

 

HIST 486. Europe Since 1914

 

HIST 487. World War II

 

HIST 488. The Holocaust in Global Context

 

HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History 2

 

IBUS 298I. Special Topics in International Business (Salamanca only)

 

SMAD/SCOM/WRTC 360L. British Media and Society

 

POSC 344. Politics of the European Union 3

 

POSC 345. Politics of Western Europe 3

 

POSC 346. Politics of Central and Eastern Europe 3

 

POSC 371. Topics in Comparative Politics 2, 3

 

POSC 371S. Comparative Politics: Spain/US

 

POSC/SCOM/SMAD 472L. Media and Politics (London only)

 

 

1 This course is taught every other fall on campus and is occasionally offered as part of JMU's short–term Study Abroad Summer Program in Berlin.

2 This course may only be used in the minor when its topic is relevant to the minor. Questions should be directed to the minor coordinator.

3 This course may not be double–counted toward the minor.