Jun 22, 2024  
2019-2020 General Catalog 

History (Minor)

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Program Summary

The History program is committed to preparing undergraduate students to understand their historical and cultural heritage. It supports the University’s mission by emphasizing excellence in teaching with courses grounded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, a curriculum designed to foster knowledge of human cultures and instill intellectual and practical skills involving inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving. The history discipline supports the General Education program at the University. In cooperation with the College of Education and Human Performance, the department prepares students for teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools, and it works to qualify majors for graduate study and advanced administrative specialization. In keeping with the University’s mission, the program emphasizes personal and social responsibility by requiring students to complete projects involving civic engagement, experiential learning, and service learning that elevate students’ civic knowledge, intercultural competence, and ethical reasoning, experiences that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.

Program Information

  • No more than nine (9) credits of lower-division history classes may be counted toward the credit requirement of the minor. 
  • A history minor may emphasize either European or United States history, but must complete at least one (1) upper-division course in an area of history other than that of specialization.

History Minor Curriculum Summary (18 Credits)

History Electives (9 Credits)

  • Select 3 credits from lower-division or upper-division HIST offerings
  • Select 6 credits from upper-division HIST offerings

Total Credits, Minor: 18

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