Southeast European Studies Minor

The Southeast European Studies minor promotes an understanding of regional parallels and individual differences among the peoples of Southeast Europe. Addressing the causes of conflict and resources for conflict resolution, the SES minor focuses on the dynamic, prevailing images of self and other among the peoples of Southeastern Europe.  

The program is built on the foundation of anthropology, archaeology, social history, political science, art history, and comparative literatures. The interdisciplinary perspective of the SES minor aims to provide a contextual background for more effective application of academic disciplines, e.g., Journalism and Mass Communication, European Studies, and Business Administration.

The program thereby aspires to contribute to the debate surrounding contemporary policy challenges and social issues throughout the Southeastern European community in a globalizing world.

Total: 6 courses

At least two courses from the following:

 SES 238 Archeology in Southeast Europe
 HTY 208 Greece, Thrace, the Black Sea and the Ancient World
 HTY 209 Rome and the Ancient World
 HTY 221 The Medieval Balkans
 HTY 222 The Modern Balkans
 HTY 223 History of the Ottoman Empire
 HTY 224 Bulgarian History
 HTY 230 Byzantine History

At least two courses from the following:

HTY 305 Topics in Southeast European History
ENG 260 Balkan Literature
ENG 370 Genre and Topical Studies: Balkan Cinema
SES 325 Environmental Issues and Education in Southeast Europe
SES 360 Cross-Cultural Management and Corporate Culture

Two (2) additional courses from the above*

Note: At least two (2) of the six (6) courses taken for the minor must be at the 300- and/or 400-level.

*Multiple HTY 305 and HTY 309 topics may be taken toward this requirement.


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