Undergraduate Certificate in European Affairs

The Certificate in European Affairs, offered jointly by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of History, Technology, and Society, recognizes the achievement of concentrated knowledge in a subject area. Europe is intrinsically interesting and worthy of study. Its peoples, cultures, and histories contain a microcosm of the human experience.

No matter your course of study at Georgia Tech, it will be enriched by contemplation of the European experience. Industry, government, and non-governmental organizations need university graduates with informed perspectives on Europe.

This certificate allows students to choose courses on such topics as ancient or recent European history, in-depth studies of modern European countries, and foreign policy through international affairs. All courses which satisfy the European Affairs certificate requirements also fulfill either humanities or social science requirements necessary for all Tech students.


  1. 12 credit hours of courses, approved by the advisor. 9 of the 12 hours must normally be at the 3000-level or above.
  2. All courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a grade of C or better must be received in each course.
  3. Courses required for majors or applied to other certificates or minors may not count toward the certificate.
  4. No more than three credit hours of special topics and three credit hours of special problems may be used towards the certificate.

    Certificate Details

    Courses that Qualify for the Certificate:

    Required Courses (3 hours) one (and only one):

    • INTA 2220 Government and Politics of Western Europe
    • INTA 2221 Politics of the European Union
    • INTA 4230 Seminar in Europe: European Union

    Elective Courses:

    • HTS 1031 Europe from the Renaissance
    • HTS 2036 Revolutionary Europe: 1789-1914
    • HTS 2037 Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-present
    • HTS 3028 Ancient Greece: Gods, Heros, and Ruins
    • HTS 3029 Ancient Rome: From Greatness to Ruins
    • HTS 3030 Medieval Europe, 350-1400
    • HTS 3031 European Labor History
    • HTS 3032 Modern European Intellectual History
    • HTES 3033 Medieval England
    • HTS 3035 Britain from 1815 to Present
    • HTS 3036 Britain since 1914
    • HTS 3038 The French Revolution
    • HTS 3039 Modern France
    • HTS 3041 Modern Spain
    • HTS 3043 Modern Germany
    • HTS 3045 Nazi Germany: The Holocaust
    • HTS 3046 Science, Politics and Culture in Nazi Germany
    • HTS 3048 Modern Russian History
    • HTS 3063 British Colonization
    • HTS 3803-23 Special Topics (with approval)
    • HTS 4031 Seminar in European History
    • HTS 4699 Undergraduate Research (with approval)
    • HTS 4813-43 Special Topics (with approval)
    • HTS 4925-29 Special Problems (with approval)
    • INTA 2803 The EU as a Global Actor
    • INTA 3120 European Security Issues
    • INTA 3044 Global Politics of Technology
    • INTA 3101 International Institutions
    • INTA 3121 Foreign and Security Policies of Russia and Eurasia
    • INTA 3223 Transatlantic Relations
    • INTA 3321 Political Economy of European Integration
    • INTA 4121 Seminar in Europe: European Security
    • INTA 4500 The meaning of Global Citizenship
    • INTA 4801-3 Special Topics (with approval)