The Certificate in European Affairs is intended to give students an understanding of European societies today, offering insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating European societies, as well as a basic introduction to one European language.

University Residency Requirement

Students must complete 50% of the required credit hours for a certificate in residence at IU Southeast. Some departments may have additional Residency requirements.

European Affairs Residency Requirement

No additional residency requirement for the European Affairs Certificate.

European Affairs Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15-16 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0. Students must complete one course from each of the 4 areas (12-13 credit hours): Language, Culture, History & Philosophy, and Politics & Geography. Student choose one additional course from one of the 4 areas or may complete a Study Abroad in Europe for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Study Abroad in Europe is strongly recommended.

* No more than two courses below the 200-level will count toward the certificate.

Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
GER-G or
varies Students will take 1 language course in French, German, or Spanish.  Specific course will depend on student performance on a placement test. 3-4 C-
Culture (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
ENG-L 101 Western World Masterpieces I 3 C-
ENG-L 102 Western World Masterpieces II 3 C-
FINA-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art 3 C-
FINA-A 315 Art of the Ancient World 3 C-
FINA-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Arts 3 C-
FREN-F 363 Introduction a la France moderne 3 C-
FREN-F 461 La France contemporaine 3 C-
GER-G 363 Introduction to German Cultural History 3 C-
GER-G 415 Perspectives on German Literature 3 C-
GER-G 418 German Film and Popular Culture 3 C-
GER-G 464 German culture and Society 3 C-
HUMA-U 101 Introduction to the Humanities 3 C-
HUMA-U 102 Introduction to Modern Humanities 3 C-
SPAN-S 407 Survey of Spanish Literature I 3 C-
SPAN-S 408 Survey of Spanish Literature II 3 C-
SPAN-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context 3 C-
History & Philosophy (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon 3 C-
HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present 3 C-
HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization 3 C-
HIST-B 312 History of the European City in the Modern Era 3 C-
HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime 3 C-
HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944-Present 3 C-
PHIL-P 304 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy 3 C-
REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, & Muslims 3 C-
Politics & Geography (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
POLS-Y 335 West European Politics 3 C-
POLS-Y 349 Comparative Public Policy 3 C-
POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union 3 C-
POLS-Y 354 Nationalism in Europe 3 C-
GEOG-G 418 Historical Geography 3 C-
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
Elective (choose one additional course from any area listed above or complete a Study Abroad in Europe. Study Aboad in Europe is strongly encouraged.)

* Please note that other appropriate courses may be offered and substituted subject to approval.

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