History Minor

Philip Slaby, Department of History

The history minor focuses on understanding the relevance of past events to contemporary concerns, researching the range of primary sources (oral, written, visual), reading these sources in the context of other information in order to determine the bias both of the sources and of their interpreters, and writing and speaking clearly about the result. Our courses embrace actors and events from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States, from the pre-Christian era to recent times. The department encourages history minors to design their program of study in consultation with a member of the department.

The minor in history is not available to history majors.

 

Minor Requirements

The minor consists of 16 credit hours (a minimum of four courses) in one of the following four coherent clusters of study. Each student taking the history minor must take at least one 300-level course within their chosen region.

 

Early World History Track

Only one course permitted from each of the four regions: Europe, Africa, Asia and Colonial Americas: 16 credits

Select four courses from the following:16
The Medieval Web
U.S. Origins: From Pre-Colonial Times to 1877
History of East Asia to 1800
Medieval Civilization: Crusades and Chivalry
The Renaissance in Florence (ART 235)
Reformation: Luther to Fox (REL 236)
Africa Before 1800
Colonial Latin America
Imperial China
Samurai in Word and Image
The Elizabethan Age (ENGL 336)
Any HIST 250, HIST 350 or HIST 450 course before 1800
Cultural History of Ancient Greece from Homer to the Death of Socrates
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for history, early world history focus minor is 16 credits

European History Track

Select four courses from the following:16
The Medieval Web
The Web of Europe since 1400
The Age of Dictators: Europe, 1920s-30s
Medieval Civilization: Crusades and Chivalry
The Renaissance in Florence (ART 235)
Reformation: Luther to Fox (REL 236)
Europe in Revolution, 1789-1914
War and Peace: 20th-Century Europe, 1914-1999
Europe since World War II
The Second World War
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Immigration & a Multicultural Europe, 1800-Present
The Elizabethan Age (ENGL 336)
Any HIST 250, HIST 350 or HIST 450 course with a European theme
Cultural History of Ancient Greece from Homer to the Death of Socrates
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for history, European history focus minor is 16 credits

Modern World History Track

Only one course permitted from each of the five regions: Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States: 16 credits

Select four courses from the following:16
Modern Times: The U.S. from 1877 to the Present
Asia Pacific in Modern Times
American Imperialism, American Progressive
American Frontiers
Legacies of History: The Case of California Indians
Gender and Power in U. S. History
Urban Environmental History
Europe in Revolution, 1789-1914
War and Peace: 20th-Century Europe, 1914-1999
Africa Since 1800
The Second World War
Modern China in Film
Gender and Sexuality in Chinese History
Modern Latin America
Civil War and Reconstruction
China in Revolution
Japan: Road to War
The U.S. since 1945
Indians in American History since 1800
American Rivers
Any HIST 250, HIST 350 or HIST 450 course from the 19th and 20th centuries
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for history, modern world history focus minor is 16 credits

U.S. History Track

Select four courses from the following:16
U.S. Origins: From Pre-Colonial Times to 1877
Modern Times: The U.S. from 1877 to the Present
American Imperialism, American Progressive
American Frontiers
Legacies of History: The Case of California Indians
North Carolina History
Gender and Power in U. S. History
African American History (AFAM 225)
Urban Environmental History
Civil War and Reconstruction
The Underground Railroad
The U.S. since 1945
Indians in American History since 1800
The Civil Rights Movement
American Rivers
Any HIST 250, HIST 350 or HIST 450 course with a U.S. theme
Total Credits16

Total credit hours required for history, U.S. history focus minor is 16 credits