Minor in History

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Students recognize, demonstrate, and apply general knowledge of the world’s civilizations and peoples as well as their political, economic, social, and cultural histories.
  • Students relate the events in their particular stories about the past to the general history of the topic.
  • Student demonstrate the ability to identify and employ primary and/or secondary sources to research a historical topic.
  • Student are able to compose and present clear, well-organized, properly documented, and grammatical academic prose.

Program Requirements

A minor in history may be earned with a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework in the discipline (at least 12 of which must be at the 300- and 400-level). A maximum of 6 of the 18 credit hours may be taken in two of the survey courses. Students may petition for inclusion of up to 3 hours of relevant 300- and 400-level courses offered by other departments to be counted towards the minor. For program description and course selection, please refer to the Bachelor of Arts in History. A history minor also may be earned online.

A maximum of 6 hours of survey courses may be applied to the minor.
Category 1: U.S. History
HISTORY 101U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C)3
HISTORY 102U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C)3
Category 2: European History
HISTORY 201European History to 1600 (Focus A)3
HISTORY 202European History since 1600 (Focus A)3
Category 3: World History
HISTORY 206World History To 14503
HISTORY 208World History since 14503
Antiquity and Medieval Courses
ANCH 307Frauds, Myths and Mysteries in Archaeology3
HISTORY 306AHistory of Christianity to the Middle Ages3
HISTORY 411AMedieval Civilization I3
HISTORY 411BMedieval Civilization II3
HISTORY 412AMedieval Women & Children3
HISTORY 431RMedieval England, 1066 To 14853
HISTORY 471Ancient Greece3
HISTORY 472Ancient Rome3
HISTORY 474Late Antiquity: The transformation of the Mediterranean World (200–600 AD)3
World Courses
HISTORY 404Women and Gender in Latin America3
HISTORY 405Colonial Latin America (From the Encounter to the Early 19th Century)3
HISTORY 406Modern Latin America3
HISTORY 407Latin American Crises and Opportunities3
Early Modern and Modern Europe Courses
HISTORY 307AHistory of Christianity from the Middles Ages to Present3
HISTORY 414Reformation3
HISTORY 416RThe French Revolution and Napoleon3
HISTORY 417RNations & Empires:19th Century Europe3
HISTORY 430RA'We Are The Dead': The Great War Experience Through its Artifacts3
HISTORY 432RTudor England, 1485-16033
HISTORY 433RHistory of Britain 1603-18323
HISTORY 436RModern German History3
United States Courses
ANCH 304Telling Stories: History, Memory, and American Life3
ANCH 318From Oil Gushers to Fracking: A History of American Petroleum3
HISTORY 300WYDecade of Dissent: The 1960s3
HISTORY 302Colonial North America, 1492–17633
HISTORY 304The Early American Republic, 1789–18503
HISTORY 306America, 1850-1877: Civil War and Reconstruction3
HISTORY 309World War II Film and Propaganda3
HISTORY 334History of Technology3
HISTORY 343Oral History3
HISTORY 348Missouri/Kansas Border Wars3
HISTORY 349Civil War in Memory and Film3
HISTORY 354RWomen in Modern America3
HISTORY 356Rise of the City in the U.S.3
HISTORY 356RKansas City: History of a Regional Metropolis3
HISTORY 357The American West3
HISTORY 358History of the American South I3
HISTORY 365AAmerican Environmental History3
HISTORY 369Women and Work in Early America3
HISTORY 371American History Through Film3
HISTORY 379Museums, Monuments, and American Life: An Introduction to Public History3
HISTORY 391Archival Methods3
HISTORY 392AArchival Internship1-3
HISTORY 392BPublic History Internship1-3
HISTORY 393Museum Studies3
HISTORY 398Black Civil Rights in the 20th and 21st Centuries3

 Total Credit Hours: 18