The European studies minor integrates course work from several fields into an interdisciplinary program of study. The minor allows students to engage in a critical examination of European society and cultural, economic, and political issues of historical and contemporary interest. European studies minors frequently study abroad in Europe, integrating their experiences into their European studies coursework. First-year students who think they may minor in European studies can find, on our web page, a list of courses in the various departments that are cross-listed with European studies. Note: not all of these courses are open to first-year students; please see the specific departments’ pages for more information.