Minor in History

OVERVIEW

A Minor in History is a fantastic compliment to a variety of other degree programs, particularly Geography, Communications, Art History, Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Anthropology, and Sociology. Students can tailor the minor to their specific geographical and topical interests or can choose to minor in Public History.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

Minor in History

The Minor in History is an incredibly flexible platform. Students can tailor the minor to their individual interests and needs. The minor requires 18 hours of history credits, 12 of which must be taken at the 4000 level. 

It is strongly recommended that students taking the Minor in History consider the following courses to begin their program:

  • HIST 1010 Introduction to the Study of History (3 hours)*
  • HIST 1011 Corequisite: Field Experience: Public History (1 hour)*
  • HISUS 1120 United States History since 1877 (3 hours)
The remaining five classes must be taken at the 4000 level and can be concentrated in:
  • European History (Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European History)
  • Non-Western History (Africa, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East)
  • United States History (chronological, regional, and topical)

Minor in Public History

The Public History Minor consists of 18 units of credit hours. Students begin their public history work the first semester of their junior year. Courses include:

  • HIST 1010 Introduction to the Study of History (Fall or Spring semester)
  • HIST 4010 Introduction to Public History (Fall semester)
  • HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Spring semester)
  • HIST 4030 Internship in Historical Studies (Summer or Fall semester)
  • 2 History or related courses at the 3000-level or above (Variable)

Further details on the Public History Minor can be found here. For more information on specific courses offered by the Department of History, please see the Academic Catalog course descriptions