• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Contemporary Europe
  • Minor code EURO-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

After centuries of conflict, Europe has recently regained a unity not seen since the Roman Empire with the European Union being the most advanced form of supranational government on the planet.  Although Europe no longer dominates the globe through its extensive empires, Europe’s global impact lives on in philosophical ideas, literary traditions and practices of government.

The Contemporary Europe minor will allow you to integrate diverse interests under one field of enquiry.  Studying Contemporary Europe is a perfect way to combine international relations, politics, history, sociology, philosophy, literature and cultural studies, as well as being an ideal accompaniment to those learning European languages.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. analyse Europe as a political, geographical and cultural concept.
  2. assess the political, social, economic and cultural legacies of Europe's past.
  3. explain the main challenges facing Europe and the EU at the beginning of the twenty-first century and into the future.
  4. recognise and reflect on the relationships between European cultures, art and traditions, and the social and political history and institutions of contemporary Europe. 
  5. evaluate recent developments in European cooperation and unity and contrast these to continuing cultural and political tensions
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EURO2003 European Union: Policies, Institutions and Challenges 6
HIST2240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ANCH2026 Rome: After Empire (Europe 400–800 AD) 6
BUSI2034 Dynamics of European Business 6
ENGL2101 Modern European Theatre 6
EURO3001 Uniting Europe: history, politics, theory 6
GERM2020 Contemporary German Society 6
HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History 6
HIST1215 The Twentieth Century World 6
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2226 Nazi Germany 6
HIST2214 The Great War, 1914-1918 6
HIST2242 The Soviet Union: From the Russian Revolution to the Collapse of Communism 6
HIST2243 Vikings, Crusades, Mongols: Shaping Medieval Europe, c. 850–1300 6
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security 6
MEAS2002 Turkish History: Ottoman State to Modern Turkey 6
MEAS2003 Modern Turkey: History, Culture and Regional Relations 6
PHIL2059 Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology) 6
PHIL2087 Nietzsche 6
POLS2064 Global Social Movements 6
POLS2069 Politics in Russia 6
SOCY2055 Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective 6
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