Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

History Minor (E, A)

The History Minor prepares students to think critically about change and continuity in a variety of societies and cultures in order to help them to understand our increasingly global, cosmopolitan, and diverse world. This minor introduces students to the methods and the use of basic tools of the historical discipline. It offers courses organized along thematic, geographical, or temporal lines that provides students with historical perspectives and insights into the world and the forces and events that shaped it. The minor is designed to give students some flexibility to choose courses that align with their intellectual passions and personal interests. Students are offered the opportunity to read analytically, think critically, and write effectively. A minor in history is an excellent complement to many of the degree programs offered at the university. No matter what major you choose, a minor such as history helps you hone skills that employers want most in their workers-critical thinking and communication. The History Minor is an 18-credit program consisting three 100-level courses chosen from a menu of six along with one course from each of the program designation groups: United States, Europe, and Global.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the E and A areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students develop an understanding of diverse ideas present in the humanistic inquiry and expression evident in historical sources. This occurs through the acquisition and application of knowledge, research and analytical skills, and critical reflection on primary and secondary source evidence. Students develop cultural and behavioral analysis competencies by examining the interaction of cultures, behaviors, and beliefs. This occurs through thinking critically and analytically about historical issues themes, personalities, and events. Students need additional majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and L areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The History minor includes 9 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (18 credits)

Nine credits from menu of HIST 100-level courses and nine credits from HIST 300-level courses.

Required Courses (9 credits)

US/American History (6 credits)

Choose two courses from the following list:

Additional Requirements (9 credits)

One course from each of the program designation groups (Group US, United States; Group EU, Europe; Group GL, Global). Students may not count any one course for more than one program designation.

Group lists can be found under the History, B.S. (E, A)  and History, B.A. (E, A)  requirements.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 18