Loyola University Chicago

European Studies Minor


European Studies Minor Requirements

The European Studies minor requires students to complete six courses totaling at least 18 credit hours.  Two courses are required while the remaining four can be chosen from among the electives listed below.

Students must also complete at least the 104-level in a modern European Language. In terms of European languages, the Deparment of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola offers instruction in French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. Students having learned a different European language may submit a Language Competecy Exam at or above the 104-level. Alternatively, students may request approval from the Director of European Studies for certification of this requirement; this last option is primarily intended for bilingual, native speakers of a European language where sitting for an exam is not necessary.

Required Courses

  • HIST 102:  Evolution of Western Ideas and Institutions since 17th Century (3 credits)
  • PLSC 347: The European Union (3 credits)

Elective Courses

Students must take four electives from the courses listed below. This list is based on courses suggested by the respective department chairs. At least two of the electives need to be at the 300-level. To promote the interdisciplinary nature of the program, no more than two electives may be taken from any one department. In conjunction with the required courses listed above, this means that no more than three courses in total may be taken from any one department and applied to the European Studies minor.

The new rules on double-dipping (see here) make completing the interdisciplinary minor in European Studies very easy and provide students with unparalled flexibility in desigining their own minor.  Because classes taken to satisfy the Core Requirements of the College do not count as a double-dip, students can nearly complete the minor and Core simultaneously with only a modicum of strategic planning. For example, while there are two courses that satisify the Tier 1 Foundation Course in Theological and Religious Knowledge, only THEO 100 can be applied to the Euroepan Studies minor. While students should take courses they are interessted in, only THEO 100 can satisfy both the Core and European Studies minor simultaneously.

Electives In European Studies

Course IDNameSatisfies CAS Core Requirement
ANTH 222 Contemporary Culture Europe  
ANTH 334 Introduction to Classical Artchaeology  
ANTH 340 Classical Archaeology: Greek Temple  
ANTH 375 Archaeology of Early Greece  
Classical Studies
CLST 206 Art of Ancient Greece AKI
CLST 207 Art of the Roman World AKI
CLST 241 Religions of Ancient Greece  
CLST 271 Classical Mythology LKI Tier 2
CLST 271G Classical Mythology - Women/Gender Focus LKI Tier 2
CLST 271R Classical Mythology - Rome Focus LKI Tier 2
CLST 272 Heros and the Classic Epics LKI Tier 2
CLST 273 Classical Tragedy LKI Tier 2
CLST 274 World of Archaic Greece HKI Tier 2
CLST 275 World of Classical Greece HKI Tier 2
CLST 276 World of Classical Rome HKI Tier 2
CLST 277 World of Late Antiquity HKI Tier 2
CLST 304 History of Ancient Philosophy  
CLST 305 Ancient Political Thought  
CLST 308 History of Rome to Constantine  
CLST 309 Greece to Alexander the Great  
CLST 315 Alexander and the Hellenistic World  
CLST 316 Western Patristic Thought  
CLST 318 Transformations of Rome in Late Antiquity  
CLST 328 Pompeii and Herculaneum  
CLST 334 Intro to Classical Archeology  
CLST 361 Roman Political Theory & Practice  
CLST 362 Roman Law  
CLST 363 Law and Legislature-Ancient Greece  
CLST 373 Daily Life in Ancient Greece  
CLST 374 Private Life of Ancient Romans  
CLST 378 Sport in Ancient Greece & Rome  
CLST 383 The Humanism of Antiquity I  
CLST 384 The Humanism of Antiquity II  
CLST 385 Historical Classic Greek Lit. to 200 A.D  
CLST 386 History of Classical Roman Literature  
CLST 395 Topography of Rome  
ENGL 320 English Lit: Medieval Period  
ENGL 321 Intro to Anglo-Saxon  
ENGL 322 Chaucer  
ENGL 323 Studies in Medieval Literature  
ENGL 325 British Literature-The Renaissance  
ENGL 326 Shakespeare: Selected Maj Plays  
ENGL 327 Studies in Shakespeare  
ENGL 328 Studies in The Renaissance  
ENGL 329 Milton  
ENGL 330 British Lit-Restoration to 18th Cent  
ENGL 333 Restoration & 18C Studies in Litr  
ENGL 335 British Lit- The Romantic Period  
ENGL 338 Studies in The Romantic Movement  
ENGL 340 British Lit-The Victorian Period  
ENGL 343 Studies in the Victorian Period  
ENGL 344 Studies in Modernism  
ENGL 345 British Literature-The Twentieth Century  
ENGL 348 Studies in 20thC British Literature  
ENGL 349 Irish Renaissance  
ENGL 360 Studies in Culture  
ENGL 367 Modern Drama  
Fine and Performing Arts
FNAR 200 Survey of Prehistoric to Renaissance Art AKI
FNAR 201 Survey of Renaissance to Modern Art AKI
FNAR 202 Modern Art AKI
FNAR 304 Paris in the Nineteenth Century  
FNAR 342 Art in Rome AKI
FNAR 343 Baroque Art  
FNAR 344 Early Italian Renaissance Art  
FNAR 345 High Renaissance and Mannerist Art  
FNAR 349 Art and the Catholic Tradition  
FNAR 360 Picturing Women in Renaissance and Baroque Art  
FREN 200 European Masterpieces  
FREN 202 European Novel  
FREN 203 European Drama  
FREN 203D European Drama - Discussion  
FREN 204 European Film  
FREN 270 Main Currents of French Lit I  
FREN 271 Main Currents of French Lit II  
FREN 301 Stylistics  
FREN 302 Business French  
FREN 309 Francophone Literature  
FREN 311 Survey of 20th Century Lit  
FREN 317 Survey of Seventeenth-Century Literature  
FREN 318 Survey of 18th Century Lit  
FREN 319 Survey of 19th Century Lit  
FREN 340 Survey Prose-Fiction & Non-fiction  
FREN 390 Culture and Civilization  
GERM 270 PModern German Literature and Culture I  
GERM 271 PModern German Literature and Culture II  
GERM 370 PGerman Cinema  
Global Studies
GLST 370 Global Studies Internship (if Europe-focused) Satisfies CAS Engaged Learning Req.
HIST 253A Barbarians and the Fall of the Roman Empire  
HIST 254A The Vikings  
HIST 257A Witchcraft and Science in Pre-Modern Europe  
HIST 258A Blood, Heresy, and Treason: the Tudors and Stuarts  
HIST 265A The First World War  
HIST 267A Modern German Culture and Ideas I  
HIST 267B Modern German Culture and Ideas II  
HIST 300C Topics in European History (post-1700)  
HIST 303 Pre-Industrial City in Europe  
HIST 307 Greece to Alexander the Great  
HIST 308A History of Rome to Constantine  
HIST 308B Pompeii and Herculaneum  
HIST 308D Transformations of Rome in Late Antiquity  
HIST 314 Renaissance  
HIST 314A The Jesuits: Life and History  
HIST 315 The Reformation  
HIST 316 History of Poland  
HIST 317 The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment  
HIST 318A Early Modern England 1485-1760  
HIST 318B English Social History 1450-1760  
HIST 318C London 1550 – 1715  
HIST 320 Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon  
HIST 321 19th-Century European Culture and Ideas  
HIST 322 Modern France  
HIST 324 Italy 19th & 20th Centuries  
HIST 325 Modern Britain: Empire, Industry, Democracy  
HIST 325A The British Empire: From Barbados to Brexit  
HIST 326 Ireland: From Colony to Nation State  
HIST 327A The Balkans: History, Fiction, Film  
HIST 328 Russia pre-1917: Empire Building  
HIST 328A Russian Empire and Literature  
HIST 329C Empire, Sex, Violence: European Colonial History  
HIST 329N Modern European Nationalism: Myth and Reality  
HIST 330 Europe in the Age of Catastrophe, 1900-1945  
HIST 330F Fascinating Fascism: 1919 to the Present  
HIST 334A The Nazi Revolution  
HIST 334B The Holocaust: History and Memory  
HIST 335 The Second World War  
HIST 336 Contemporary Europe, 1945 to the Present  
HIST 337 Rise & Fall of the Soviet Union  
HIST 337A Women in Russia and Eurasia: 1860-Present  
HIST 338A History of European Communism  
HIST 338B Eastern Europe in the 20th Century  
HIST 339C Modern Europe and the Arts  
Honors Program
HONR 216B Encountering Europe  
ITAL 250 Composition & Conversation I  
ITAL 251 Composition & Conversation II  
ITAL 270 Main Currents of Ital Lit I  
ITAL 271 Main Currents of Ital Lit II  
ITAL 290 The Italians  
ITAL 312 Dante-The Divine Comedy  
ITAL 317 Survey Early 19th Cent Lit  
ITAL 318 Survey Late 19th Cent Lit  
ITAL 319 Survey of 20th Century Prose  
ITAL 340 Italian Short Story  
ITAL 390 Culture & Civilization  
LITR 200 European Masterpieces LKI Tier 2
LITR 202 European Novel LKI Tier 2
LITR 221 Polish Authors  
LITR 230 German Masterpieces  
LITR 264 Italian Film Genre AKI
LITR 268R Italian Culture: Food & Wine  
LITR 269 Italy: Culture and Contexts  
LITR 280 International Masterpieces: Polish Masterpieces  
LITR 281 International Novel: Polish Novel  
LITR 282 International Drama: Polish Drama  
LITR 284 International Film: Polish Film  
MUSC 252 Music History I  
MUSC 353 Music History II  
PHIL 304 History of Ancient Philosophy  
PHIL 305 Medieval Philosophy  
PHIL 306 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy  
PHIL 307 Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Philosophy  
PHIL 309 Classical Modern Philosophy  
PHIL 360 Contemporary European Philosophy  
Political Science
PLSC 232 Politics of the U.K.  
PLSC 304 Ancient Political Thought  
PLSC 306 Modern Political Thought  
PLSC 348 Soviet/Post-Soviet Politics  
PLSC 349 Eastern European Politics  
PLSC 360 Western European Politics  
PLSC 365 Italian Politics and Government  
Rome Center
ROST 300 Italy: Culture and Contexts  
SPAN 270 Introduction to Critical Analysis in Spanish  
SPAN 271 Introduction to Iberian Literature and Culture  
SPAN 311 Generation of 1898  
SPAN 314 Survey of Medieval Literature  
SPAN 317 Survey of 17th Century Lit  
SPAN 319 Romanticism  
SPAN 326 Theater of The Golden Age  
SPAN 331 20th Century Poetry  
SPAN 340 Survey Prose-Fictnl & Nonfictn  
SPAN 341 20th Century Spanish Lit  
SPAN 344 Medieval Prose  
SPAN 346 Prose of The Golden Age  
SPAN 347 Cervantes Don Quijote  
SPAN 349 Realism and Naturalism  
SPAN 361 Hispanic Women Writers  
SPAN 362 History of Hispanic Feminism  
SPAN 366 Spanish Cinema  
SPAN 368 Baroque and Neobaroque  
SPAN 379 Survey-Modernism  
THEO 100 Introduction to Christian Theology TRL Tier 1
THEO 317 History of Christian Thought I  
THEO 318 History of Christian Thought II  
THEO 345 Roman Catholic Social Thought  
THEO 348 Protestant Theologians Theatre  
THTR 365 History and Literature of Theatre II  
THTR 366 History and Literature of Theatre III