East-Central European Studies


The East-Central European Studies minor provides the opportunity to study the region of Central and Eastern Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective that incorporates both area and language studies.

About this Program

Center Information

The Center for European Studies (CES), housed within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), is an interdisciplinary area studies center focused on the study of Europe, and facilitating the training of scholars and experts in European studies in the United States. In addition to the minors, certificates, and major, the center offers study abroad programs in Europe and various scholarships and grants for undergraduates.


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The minor is open to all undergraduates.

By requiring two semesters of language study (beyond the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ language proficiency requirement), the program gives students the opportunity to enhance their language skills beyond the introductory level. Furthermore, an area studies minor that includes less commonly taught languages (Czech, Hungarian, Polish) as core requirements offers students a special opportunity as there are no comparable programs in the state of Florida.

The curriculum requires two semesters of a language beyond the CLAS language requirement, one East-Central European studies course and three electives from an approved list.

Of the total credits, no more than three may be individual work. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

Select one:3
Eastern European Politics
Late Modern Central and Eastern Europe
Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
Two semesters of one language beyond the CLAS language proficiency requirement: Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, or Russian6-10
Electives (from an approved list) 19
Total Credits18-22

Approved Electives