European Studies

JEANETTE M. FREGULIA, PH.D.

RYAN HALLOWS, PH.D.

DEAN PAVLAKIS, PH.D.

ANNELIESE RENCK, PH.D.

JOHN RIES, PH.D., S.T.D.

ALEXIS J. RINCÓN, M.S.

ELVIRA RONCALLI, PH.D.

KAY SATRE, PH.D.

ALEX STREET, PH.D.

Mission and Goals

A European Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program reflecting a growing emphasis at Carroll College on integrative learning and globally-related issues. The required and elective courses are selected from a cross-section of academic disciplines. Carroll College in its mission statement identifies itself as a liberal arts institution with a goal of providing “for the expansion of the intellectual, imaginative, and social awareness of its students.” This minor has been designed with a decidedly liberal arts focus by requiring students to take at least one class in the fields of literature, philosophy, history, and theology as well as to possess secondary proficiency in a non-English European language. The required courses reinforce the liberal arts and humanities character of Carroll College and allow students to focus on Europe—a critical region of the world with a population of over 728 million people, a globally competitive economy, and a diverse ethnic and religious landscape from contemporary and historical perspectives.