History Minor

Why Minor in History?

A History minor is considered highly valuable in many fields and careers. History provides the essential background knowledge for understanding the evolution of contemporary society and global issues. Whether you’re interested in politics, economics, business, criminal justice, social work, psychology, health sciences, English, the arts, sciences, activism, or any other field, we offer a wide range of courses that expand your knowledge. Or perhaps you’ve always been fascinated by a particular time period, topic, civilization, or society.

As a history minor you may select any six history courses to complete the required 18 credits. Our extensive range of courses enables each student to choose classes that reflect your personal interests and goals. Few courses require prerequisites. Each semester we offer 25+ survey courses in U.S. History, World History, and Western Experience. In addition, history faculty teach over 35 different specialized “electives” in the areas of U.S., European, Latin American, African, Middle Eastern and World History. (See the webpage for “Current Electives”)

ALL HISTORY COURSES:

American History

HIST0131 U.S History to 1865
HIST0132 U.S. History since 1865
HIST0251 American Colonial History, 1400-1763
HIST0255 Jacksonian America, 1815-1848
HIST0258 U.S. Environmental History
HIST0260 United States History 1877-1932
HIST0261 The 1920's and The Great Depression
HIST0263 U.S. Women's History
HIST0264 African American History
HIST0266 History of Baseball
HIST0265 The Minority Experience: A Multicultural History of the U.S.
HIST0273 Labor & Economic History: 1877 - Present
HIST0298 Museum Studies and Historic Site Interpretation
HIST0299 Public History: Theory and Practice
HIST0306 U.S. Immigration History, 1607-1980's
HIST0311 Modern Civil Rights Movements, 1945-Present
HIST0312 Cold War Era. 1945-1990
HIST0313 U.S. Disability History
HIST0314 U.S. Pop Culture
HIST0352 The American Revolution Era and the Early Republic, 1763-1815
HIST0357 Civil War and reconstruction, 1845-1877
HIST0362 Native American History

 

European History

HIST0101 Western Experience I
HIST0102 Western Experience II
HIST0201 Medieval Europe
HIST0211 Europe since 1919
HIST0216 The French Revolution                                                        
HIST0235 Modern Ireland, 1763-Present
HIST0291 European Exapansion and Imperialsim
HIST0315 The Crusades
HIST0324 Roman Republic
HIST0325 Roman Empire
HIST0326 Age of Chivalry, 600-1400 A.D.
HIST0327 European Dark Ages, 300 - 1000 A.D.

 

World History

HIST0113 World History to 1600                                          
HIST0114 Modern World History since 1600
HIST0215 Introduction to Asia, Africa and Middle East
HIST267 Sports in World History
HIST0276 Latin America to 1800
HIST0277 Latin American since 1800
HIST0278 Women in Latin America
HIST0282 Traditional Africa to 1800
HIST0283 Contemporary Africa since 1800
HIST0279 Latin American Revolutions
HIST0290 History through the Arts
HIST0292 Crisis in the Middle East
HIST0341 Oral History: Theory and Practice
HIST0372 Drugs in Latin America
HIST0373 Modern latin America
HIST0375 U.S. & Latin American Relations since 1898

   

General & Internships

HIST0120 The History/Social Studies Teacher (1 credit)
HIST0121 The Historian (1 credit)
HIST0202 Introduction to Historical Research and Analysis
HIST0293 Internship - Off Campus
HIST0294 Internship - Historical Journal of Massachusetts
HIST0295 Internship - Global Women's History Project

 

Special Topics Courses  

Recent examples include: Faces of Evil, History of Horror, Magic and Witchcraft, and the Vampire Myth.  

HIST0270 Topics in U.S. History
HIST0280 Topics in Latin American History                              
HIST0284 Topics in African History
HIST0288 Topics in Asian History
HIST0289 Topics in Middle Eastern History
HIST0290 Topics in Comparative History
HIST0300 Special Topics in European History
HIST0310 Special Topics in U.S. History
HIST0342 Special Topics in African History
HIST0343 Special Topics in Asian History
HIST0371 Special Topics in Middle Eastern History
HIST0373 Special Topics in Latin American History
HIST0390 Special Topics in Comparative History

 

Requirements for the Minor in History

Any 18 credits of history courses of your choosing at any level (100, 200 or 300) are required for the History minor.   

Students from any major are welcome to take almost any history department course. Few courses require prerequisites. Each semester we offer 25+ survey courses in U.S. History, World History, and Western Experience. In addition, history faculty teach over 35 different “elective” courses in the areas of U.S., European, Latin American, African, Middle Eastern and World History. If a topic interests you, go ahead and sign up for the class! However, you should be aware that 300-level courses are more demanding than 200-level and will require more in-depth reading, writing, and research assignments.

Requirements for the Minor in History

Requirements for the History Minor - 18 Credits

18 credits in any level or combination of history coursework are required for the History minor.

    Any 18 credits of history courses of your choosing at any level (100, 200 or 300) are required for the History minor.