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History Minor

Division of Social Sciences - Adm
Division of Social Sciences
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
Objectives--The history curriculum is designed to introduce students to the study of the human past. Students minoring in history learn to approach decision-making with an awareness of a broad range of choices; learn to think critically and communicate their ideas effectively; learn to integrate their academic study with their intellectual and ethical development; and understand the construction of historical knowledge. The curriculum emphasizes the role of the student as an active learner and encourages individualized learning experiences, including those outside of established coursework, and the development of close working relationships between students and faculty.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N, unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the minor to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
HIST 1111 - Introduction to World History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
An additional 16 credits in history of which 12 credits are at 2xxx or above. There should be evidence of work in at least three (3) of the following areas: Asia, Europe, Middle East/Africa, Latin America, Native America/Indigenous, and United States. Directed Studies (X993) may be used in any of the areas if content is appropriate and approved by their major adviser.
Take 16 or more credit(s) including exactly 3 sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Geographical Areas - 1xxx
Take at most 4 credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 1501 - Introduction to East Asian History: China, Japan, and Korea before 1800. [HIST] (4.0 cr)
· Latin America
· HIST 1601 - Latin American History: A Basic Introduction [IP] (4.0 cr)
· United States
· HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 1402 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in American History [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· Geographical Areas - 2xxx or above
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 2551 - Modern Japan [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2552 - History of Modern China [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2557 - History of Southeast Asia [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3557 - East Asia Since 1800 [IP] (4.0 cr)
· Europe
· HIST 2103 - Medieval Europe [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2151 - Modern Europe [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2704 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Medieval Europe [SS] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2708 - Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Modern Europe [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3101 - Renaissance and Reformation [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3102 - Early Modern Europe [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3161 - The Enlightenment [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3162 - The Scottish Enlightenment: Markets, Minds, and Morals [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3176 - Berlin as a Site of History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3177 - Virtue and Vice in Amsterdam: From the Golden Age to the Global Age [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3204 - Nazi Germany [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3207 - The Crusades [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3209 - Modern Germany [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3211 - Modern France [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3213 - Modern Britain: Society, Culture and Politics [HIST] (4.0 cr)
· Middle East/Africa
· HIST 3008 - The Making of the Islamic World [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· Latin America
· HIST 2608 - History of Cuba: From Colony to Revolutionary State [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2609 - History of Brazil: From Sugar to Sugar Cars [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3601 - Great Books in Latin American History [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3612 - Social Revolution in 20th-Century Latin America [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3613 - U.S.-Latin American Relations in Historical Perspective [IP] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3614 - Race and Ethnicity in Latin America [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· Native American/Indigenous
· HIST 2251 - American Indians and the United States: A History [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2451 - The American West [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3359 - Native Strategies for Survival, 1880-1920 [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
· United States
· HIST 2352 - The U.S. 1960s [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 2452 - Minnesota History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3303 - Creation of the American Republic [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3304 - Race, Class, and Gender in American History [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3351 - The U.S. Presidency Since 1900 [SS] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3353 - World War II [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3355 - United States in Transition, 1877-1920 [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3356 - Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1974 [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3358 - Civil War and Reconstruction [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3360 - American Experience in World War II [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3361 - An Environmental and Geographic History of the United States [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3453 - The American Presidency, 1789-1900 [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3455 - American Immigration [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3456 - History of Religion in America [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3464 - History of Suburban America [HIST] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3465 - History of the American Family [HIST] (4.0 cr)
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