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History (Minor)

History Minor

The minor in history is designed to teach students the key themes, issues and trends that have shaped humankind. The minor will develop necessary skills in a variety of fields, including education, law, government, social work, business and media, among hundreds of others.

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Core History (Minor) Courses

HIST 110 - An Introduction to World Civilizations

This survey will study the various patterns of world civilizations, beginning with ancient societies. The course will focus mainly on their social and cultural influences, trans-cultural interactions, and the impact of these societies on the present. Read more »

HIST 113 - Western Civilization I

This survey traces the origins of important movements in early Western Civilization from the Greeks to the Romans, developments in Judaism and Christianity and feudal Europe up to the Renaissance and Reformation. Read more »

HIST 114 - Western Civilization II

This survey traces the origins of important movements in early Western Civilization from the Scientific Revolution and Age of Absolutism through French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, and German unification to World War I. Read more »

HIST 231 - American History to 1877

A survey of the history of the American people from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Read more »

HIST 232 - U.S. History Since 1877

A survey of the history of the American people from the South's reconstruction to the present. Read more »

HIST 337 - Twentieth Century World History

This survey seeks to find the causes and effects of current world problems and crises. Special emphasis will be placed on countries and events that are focal points in world affairs today. These include the nation-state and minorities, radical communist, fascists, and religious ideologies, de-colonization, modernization and Westernization. Read more »

HIST 351 - Studies in American History I

This course explores great issues/themes in American history from European discovery to the outbreak of the Civil War (e.g. Puritanism, the American Revolution, slavery). The course teaches students to understand these issues/themes within the broader historical context of the era as well as develop their written and verbal skills. Read more »

HIST 352 - Studies in American History II

The course explores great issues/themes in American history from the Civil War through the onset of the Great Depression (e.g. The Frontier West, Progressivism, The Roaring 1920s). The course places each issue/theme within a broader historical context and encourages students to develop written and verbal skills. Read more »

HIST 353 - Studies in American History III

This course explores great issues/themes in American history from the Great Depression through the present (e.g. World War II, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, etc.). The course places these issues/themes within the broader historical context and works to develop students' written and verbal skills. Read more »

Additional Program Requirements

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