MINOR – European Studies (EUST)

European Studies Minor

About European Studies

A European studies interdisciplinary minor allows for students to expand their knowledge of the rich culture, history, and society of Europe. With courses ranging from history, religion, modern languages, economics, among others, students in any major can expand their knowledge of Europe beyond their specific discipline to gain a more wholistic understanding of European society and culture.

Why European Studies?

The European Studies minor is designed to provide a broadened education to students in any field for which knowledge of European culture, society, and institutions would be beneficial. It is particularly relevant to those who would like to live and work in Europe or pursue jobs with regular travel there.

A graduate with a European Studies minor will be better positioned to assume professional roles that involve cultural, business, or social connections with people and institutions in Europe. This is relevant in fields such as business, politics and government, non-governmental international organizations (NGOs), travel and tourism, museums, libraries, non-profit organizations, clergy or religious organizations.

Additionally, a European Studies minor with such a rich array of multidisciplinary classes will be very attractive to teachers or future scholars in fields such as history, English, music, political science, economics, elementary education, among others.

Study Abroad

Schreiner offers many opportunities to study abroad in Europe, which is a core component of the minor. Schreiner has yearly summer study abroad opportunities in Europe. Students have travelled to diverse countries such as England, Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, Slovakia, and Romania. Students can also complete full semesters abroad. Recently, students have completed semesters abroad in Italy, Spain, and Hungary.

Specialty Minor

Youth Educational Opportunities

Program Coordinator

Cude, Michael

Michael Cude
Michael Cude, PhD
Assistant Professor of History
Academic Affairs

Classes Taught
HIST 1301 (pre-Civil War US history)
HIST 1302 (post-Civil War US history)
HIST 1350 (World Civ to 1600)
HIST 1351 (World Civ since 1600)
HIST 2303 (Texas History)
HIST 2350 (Intro to Historical Methods)
HIST 3319 (Europe, Ancient to Medieval)
HIST 3327 (Modern Eastern Europe)
HIST 3328 (Modern Western Europe)
HIST 3331 (Europe in the World Wars)
HIST 3341 (Readings in Immigration History)
HIST 4360 (Discourses/Senior capstone course)
HIST 4399 (Senior thesis)

Teaching and Research Fields

  • Modern Europe
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Immigration History
  • Diplomatic History


  • “Wilsonian National Self-determination and the Slovak Question during the Founding of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1921,” Diplomatic History (2016) 40, 1: 155-180
  • “The Imagined Exiles: Slovak-Americans and the Slovak Question during the First Czechoslovak Republic,” in From Exsilium to Exile: Coercion in Migration, Studia Historica Gedanensia, vol. 5, ed. Anna Mazurkiewicz (Gdansk, Poland: University of Gdansk History Institute, 2014), 287-305


  • Ph.D., History, University of Colorado at Boulder, Dec 2013
    Dissertation: “Transatlantic Perspectives on the Slovak Question, 1914-1948”
  • M.A., History, University of Liverpool, UK, 2007
  • B.A., International Relations, Texas State University, 2006

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Schreiner University, History Department, Kerrville, Tx, Aug 2016 – Present
  • Lecturer, University of the Incarnate Word, History Department, San Antonio, TX
  • Visiting Instructor, Fort Lewis College, History Department, Durango, CO
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder, History Department

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