History Minor

The History Minor is an 18-credit program. This minor fulfills areas E and A of the REAL Curriculum.


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 of 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.

Required Courses (9 credits)

U.S./American History (6 credits)

Students choose two courses from the following list: 

--HIST 111 - U.S. History to 1865

--HIST 112 - U.S. History since 1865

--HIST 160 - American Stories

World History (3 credits)

Students choose one course from the following list:

--HIST 101 - World History to 1500

--HIST 102 - World History since 1500

--HIST 150 - Global Tales

Additional Requirements (9 credits)

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