Minor: History

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • 1. Identify, describe, and recognize general knowledge of the world’s civilizations and peoples as well as their political, economic, social, and cultural histories.
  • 2. Illustrate and explain particular historic stories in relation to general histories of the topic; summarize and interpret past events in order to appraise, evaluate, and consider them in relation to existing historical scholarship.
  • 3. Identify primary and/or secondary sources in order to analyze, distinguish, and classify relevant ideas and evidence.
  • 4. Organize and prepare primary and secondary sources as evidence to originate an argument, hypothesize an outcome, or interpret ideas and evidence for a research topic.
  • 5. Compose and write prose that is clear, well-organized, and grammatically correct.

Program Requirements

The Department of History offers students the opportunity to pursue a minor in history to complement their major fields of study and enhance their intellectual curiosity and career goals. History Minors will improve their reading and writing and will gain knowledge in critical research skills.

The minor in history is an 18-credit hour program that consists of a blend of U.S. and world history courses. To complete a minor in history, you must take the following courses earning a C- or better. 

Minimum of Two History Surveys (Select one from each category)6
Category 1: U.S. History Survey
U.S. History to 1877
U.S. History Since 1877
Category 2: Non-U.S. History Survey
European History to 1600
European History since 1600
World History To 1450
World History since 1450
Upper Division (300-400+) Level Course Electives (Any HISTORY course numbered at or above 300 and not used to fulfill the course requirements above can be applied toward the elective hours.12

 Total Credit Hours: 18