The history minor is a valuable addition to any liberal arts major. Students from other disciplines also find that an understanding of history adds to their knowledge base and helps to diversify their career options.
History Minor - Required Courses
18 credit hours required, including 9 credit hours of approved history electives.
Choose 9 credit hours of approved history electives. Consult with your academic adviser for further details.
Survey of European influences in exploration; the colonial, revolutionary and federal periods; sectional rivalries that led to the Civil War; the Civil War and Reconstruction. Emphasis is given to the U.S. Constitution and to the development of political and economic systems.
Survey of the post-Civil War period beginning with the Industrial Age. Major consideration is given to the rise of the United States as a world power; causes and effects of the World Wars; the Cold War; Korea and Vietnam; and such contemporary topics as popular dissent, urban crises, the impact of mass media; and the end of the Cold War and the advent of the ―New World Order.
Survey of various world civilizations beginning with the 1600s and concluding with the present time. Emphasis is given to evolving cross-cultural influences, the evolution of power politics, rise of capitalism and imperialism, the socialist, fascist and Marxist revolutionary movements and the dynamics of the modern Third World.
Information about Course Requirements
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