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European Studies

Major Requirements

For a complete course listing and course descriptions, please consult the Undergraduate Bulletin.

LMU students wishing to declare the European Studies major must meet with the program director. The director will sign the student's Change of Program form provided the student meets certain academic standards that include having a minimum LMU GPA of 2.0 (C).

Lower Division Requirements (18 semester hours)

  • HIST 100 and 101
  • Elementary I and II and Intermediate I and II, or the equivalent, of one European language: FREN, GRMN, ITAL, SPAN, GREK, LATN, or MDGK (i.e., 12 semester hours). EURO 181, 182, 283, 284 language courses are available in the Study Abroad Programs in Europe; Study abroad students might have to take the LMU Placement Exam upon return to fulfill lower division requirements.

Upper Division Requirements (25 semester hours)

  • Group A: 9 semester hours chosen from the courses below, which examine the historical, intellectual, political and/or religious contexts of Europe, past and present.
CLCV: 353, 451, 452
EURO: 336, 339, 340, 381, 398, 399, 432, 451, 498, 499
GREK: 322, 325, 327
HIST: Area 1: Europe, Seminars Area 1: Europe
IRST: 310, 311, 312, 317, 319, 345
LATN: 321, 322
PHIL:Area V: History of Philosophy, 422, 423, 424, 426, 428, 430, 451
POLS: 324, 325, 326, 351, 352, 357
THST: 320, 321, 322, 323, 328, 420, 425, 427


  • Group B: 9 semester hours chosen from the courses below, which examine the art and literary works of Europeans, past and present.
ARCH: 403
ARHS: 303, 304, 306, 410, 411, 413, 419
CLCV: 304, 306, 454 , 455
ENGL: 321, 322, 342, 502, 503, 504, 511, 512, 513, 521, 522, 530, 532, 533, 534, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 559, 561
EURO: 312, 324, 325, 371, 372, 373, 398, 399, 432, 498, 499
FNLT: 341, 480
FREN: 333, 334, 431, 432, 443
FTVS: with a European focus: 314, 413, 514
GREK: 311, 312, 313, 314, 329, 415
GRMN: 321, 340, 352, 431, 432, 433
IRST: 300, 303, 304, 305, 309, 330, 350, 435
ITAL: 332, 333, 334, 350, 380, 451
LATN: 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 319, 323, 324, 415
MDGK: 341, 342, 343, 344, 354, 450
SPAN: 331, 451, 452, 453, 455, 457, 460
THEA: with a European focus: 331, 336, 341, 346, 349
  •  Group C: 6 semester hours electives chosen from:

     Additional Group A and Group B courses above
     Additional European language courses (lower division eligible for credit)
  • One semester hour: EURO 500

European Studies majors are encouraged to select core classes with a European focus.