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Minor In History

The History minor offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the past and to broaden and sharpen their focus on the present.  Students can apply skills they learn in History to a variety of disciplines such as law, economics, government work—indeed any occupation that calls for independent judgment, clear reasoning, and an appreciation for the way the world works. 

Requirements 

Four approved courses - Students may choose to organize their minor courses around a regional or thematic concentration. Regional concentrations include History of the Americas; European History; Asian History; War and Society; Economic History; and others by arrangement. Thematic concentrations include economic history, war and society, women’s history, etc.

Examples of possible concentrations include:

History of the Americas

HI 261Latin America (1800-present)
HI 280The Caribbean: Past, Present, Future
HI 340Colonial America (1400-1750)
HI 341The Minute-Men & Their World
HI 342The Revolutionary Generation in the United States (1750-1815)
HI 343Modern United States History (1900-present)  
HI 344Constitutional History of the United States
HI 346Economic History of the United States
HI 347Work and the American Worker
HI 348History of American Technology
HI 350Serfs, Slaves and Sojourners: The Minority Experience in the United States
HI 351Religion in American Life
HI 352The American Mind in the 20th Century
HI 35320th Century US Economic History
HI 355Nineteenth Century United States (1815-1900)
HI 356The United States: from Nation to Empire (1865-1920)
HI 358Diplomatic History of the United States
HI 362History of Modern US Foreign Policy (1945-Present)
HI 381The Civil War
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by the Minor Coordinator

 

European History - Regional Concentration

HI 236History of Ireland: From St. Patrick to “The Troubles” 
HI 305Arts & Society
HI 306War & Society
HI 307Through Children’s Eyes: Crises of the 20th Century
HI 323The Medieval West
HI 324Revelry & Revolution in Early Modern England  
HI 325Early Modern Europe: The World Turned Upside Down
HI 326Age of Enlightenment
HI 327Age of Revolution
HI 328The Romantic Age
HI 329Twentieth-Century Europe
HI 330Women, Work, & Family in European Perspective
HI 334The Soviet Union & After
HI 382World War I
HI 383World War II
HI 386Modern Germany
HI 388Europe Since 1945
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by  
the Minor Coordinator

 

War and Society

HI 306War & Society
HI 342The Revolutionary Generation in the United States (1750-1815)
HI 381The Civil War
HI 382World War I
HI 383World War II
HI 385The Vietnam War
HI 386Modern Germany
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by  
the Minor Coordinator

 

Economic History

HI 314History of the World Economy
HI 330Women, Work, & Family in European Perspective
HI 346Economic History of the United States
HI 347Work and the American Worker
HI 353Twentieth Century US Economic History
HI 362History of Modern US Foreign Policy (1945-Present)
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by  
the Minor Coordinator

 

Asian History

HI 264History of China: Before Confucius, After Mao
HI 265History of Japan: From Samurai to Manga
HI 266The Middle East: Islamic and Contemporary
HI 380Modern East Asia
HI 385The Vietnam War
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by  
the Minor Coordinator

Additional thematic minors are available upon approval.  Examples of other minors include “The Formation of the Atlantic World,” “Early Civilizations”, and “The Medieval and Early Modern World.”  

All minors must be declared via MyBentley and approved by the coordinator.

Refer to the Advising Directory to identify the appropriate Minor Coordinator.