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Minor in European History

Offered by: History

Our world is more global than ever before. Having a solid background in European history will help you understand the origins of governments, political systems, and culture-information that can be especially useful if you hope one day to live or work overseas. SRU's minor in European History provides you with historical knowledge that can be beneficial in a number of careers, including education, government, business, and more.

Why Choose European History?

If you have a strong interest in Europe and its vast and fascinating history, this minor is a great choice for you. You'll gain insight into ancient Greece and Rome, Revolutionary France, and Britain during the Tudor and Stuart periods. Minoring in European History will help you make important connections between what came before and what is today.

What Will You Learn?

Through the European History program, you'll have the opportunity to learn about topics such as:

  • Russia, Britain, Greece, and Rome
  • The Medieval Church
  • The Middle Ages 
  • French Revolution and Napoleon
  • Gender and sexuality in European society 
  • The Scientific Revolution of the 17th and 18th centuries

You'll also develop vital skills in:

  • Analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Research
  • Active reading
  • Communication

Careers In European History

Through this program, you'll develop a strong background in European history that will serve you well in professions such as:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Non-profit

Clubs & Organizations

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Stone House Center for Public Humanities