Minor in European Studies

What is the European Studies minor?

The European Studies minor is a multidisciplinary program in European history, politics, and culture designed to provide undergraduate students with a broad understanding of European ideas and institutions over time. The minor is open to students in all major fields.

Why learn about Europe?

Europe today is a complex and fascinating region of the world undergoing significant change. It is grappling with an array of fundamental political, socioeconomic, and cultural challenges, from charting the future for the European Union to how to reform the European welfare state to integrating newly arrived immigrants into national society

Who should declare a minor in European Studies?

  • Students interested in European society, culture, art, history and politics in any time period 
  • Students who have studied in Europe or want to study in Europe
  • Students preparing for careers in the arts, international politics, international business, teaching or the foreign service
  • Students who wish to show employers or graduate schools their expertise in a region outside of the United States
  • Students who want to become global citizens

How do I find out more?

For additional information or advising, contact the European Studies program coordinators, Prof. Scott Siegel at snsiegel@sfsu.edu, or Prof. Sarah Curtis, at (415) 338-2250 or scurtis@sfsu.edu.


Students who declared the European Studies minor in or after Fall 2018 must complete the revised minor requirements.

Students who declared the minor prior to Fall 2018 have the option of completing the old minor requirements or the revised minor requirements.

Faculty for European Studies

Scott N. Siegel, Program Co-Coordinator, Department of International Relations
Office: Humanities Building 331
Email: snsiegel@sfsu.edu

Sarah A. Curtis, Program Co-Coordinator, Department of History 
Office: Science Building 267
Phone: (415) 338-2250
Email: scurtis@sfsu.edu

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  • Shirin Khanmohamadi, Comparative and World Literature
  • Bill Christmas, English
  • Sara Hackenberg, English
  • Bérénice Le Marchand, French
  • Anne Linton, French
  • Blanca Missé, French
  • Olivia Albiero, German and Italian
  • Volker Langbehn, German
  • Ilona Vandergriff, German
  • Sarah Curtis, History
  • Anthony D'Agostino, History
  • Laura Lisy-Wagner, History
  • Jarbel Rodriguez, History
  • Sophie Clavier, International Relations
  • Scott Siegel, International Relations
  • Andrei Tsygankov, International Relations/Political Science
  • Elisabetta Nelsen, Italian
  • Gustavo Calderón, Spanish
  • Mike Hammer, Spanish
  • Kitty Millet, Jewish Studies
  • Martha Klironomos, Modern Greek Studies
  • Nicole Watts, Political Science
  • Pamela Hood, Philosophy
  • Alice Sowaal, Philosophy