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

HIST0313
U.S. Pop Culture

HIST0351
U.S. Constitutional History

HIST0352
The American Revolution Era and the Early Republic, 1763-1815

HIST0357
Civil War and reconstruction, 1845-1877

HIST0359
Cold War Era, 1945-1990

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 Expansion and Imperialism

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

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

Requirements for the History Minor - 18 Credits

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