History Minor

The History Minor is designed to:

  • supplement a student's major
  • allow a student to pursue interests in past events
  • provide a basic foundation in historical processes

If you wish to minor in History, please discuss your options with your college advisor and/or the chair of the History Department.  Please note that no more than 6 transfer or AP credits may be applied to the minor.

Curriculum: 15 credits

All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.

Required Courses: 12 credits

6 credits in the following survey courses (3 credits must include HIST 203 or HIST 213):

HIST 203: U.S. to 1877
HIST 204: U.S. since 1877
HIST 213: Western Civilization I
HIST 214: Western Civilization II

3 credits in African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern courses:

HIST 161: Latin American Civilization*
HIST 162: East Asian Civilizations*
HIST 229: Ancient Egypt: Language, Literature, Culture, and Biblical Connections
HIST 231: Pre-Colonial Africa
HIST 251: African History Survey
HIST 252: India, Pakistan, and South Asia
HIST 254: The History of the Modern Middle East
HIST 256: 20th Century Asia
HIST 270: Latin America: Conquest to Independence
HIST 271: Modern Latin America
HIST 277: History of Mexico
HIST 291: History of Japan
HIST 292: History of Traditional China
HIST 293: History of Modern China
HIST 376: Revolution: Modern Latin America
HIST 378: Modern Africa: Independence and Issues
HIST 379: East Asia and the U.S.
HIST 381: East Asian History through Film
HIST 382: Latin American History through Film
HIST 482W: Inter-American Relations
HIST 483W: Mexico and the U.S.
HIST 485W: China in Revolution
HIST 488W: China and the West

3 credits of 300- or 400W-level** courses:

Please be aware that most 300- and 400W-level courses are taught on a two-year cycle and take that into account when planning your minor.  You may find the 300- and 400W-level courses on our Courses page. 

Elective: 3 credits

You may use any* of the remaining courses listed above towards your elective credits (that you are not already using toward another part of the minor requirement) as well as any* of the courses that are listed on our Courses page, with the exceptions of HIST 174 and HIST 200. These two courses will not count toward the History Minor, but can count toward the University's Core Theme Area requirements of Global Diversity (both HIST 174 and HIST 200) and Faith and Reason (only HIST 174).

(*) (**) Limitations, etc.

*Only one 100-level course may be used towards the minor in History.  This course can also be used for a University Core Theme Area requirement. 

**400W-level courses require permission of the Department Chair. See Department for more information.