May 23, 2024  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

History Minor

History Mission Statement

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, 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. The program also includes the interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies, Sustainability Studies, Shakespeare Studies, and Women and Gender Studies Minors. 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, experience that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.

Electives (9 credits)

Sufficient courses from the department’s offerings to meet the minimum requirement. 9 credits
HIST (3)
HIST (3)
HIST (3)


No more than 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 upper division course in an area of history other than that of specialization.

Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure. Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Teacher Education Department. Please consult your advisor or the Teacher Education Department for further instruction.

Total History Credits Required (minimum): 18