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 - At least three of these courses must be organized around a regional or thematic concentration. Regional concentrations include History of the Americas; European History; Asian History; History of Warfare; Economic History; and others by arrangement. 

Examples of possible concentrations include:

History of the Americas

HI 261 Latin America (1800-present)
HI 280 The Caribbean: Past, Present, Future
HI 340 Colonial America (1400-1750)
HI 341 The Minute-Men & Their World
HI 342 The Revolutionary Generation in the United States (1750-1815)
HI 343 Modern United States History (1900-present)  
HI 344 Constitutional History of the United States
HI 346 Economic History of the United States
HI 347 Work and the American Worker
HI 348 History of American Technology
HI 350 Serfs, Slaves and Sojourners: The Minority Experience in the United States
HI 351 Religion in American Life
HI 352 The American Mind in the 20th Century
HI 353 20th Century US Economic History
HI 355 Nineteenth Century United States (1815-1900)
HI 356 The United States: from Nation to Empire (1865-1920)
HI 358 Diplomatic History of the United States
HI 362 History of Modern US Foreign Policy (1945-Present)
HI 381 The Civil War
Plus appropriate experimental or topics courses to be determined by the Minor Coordinator

 

European History - Regional Concentration

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

 

History of Warfare

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

 

Economic History

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

 

Asian History

HI 264 History of China: Before Confucius, After Mao
HI 265 History of Japan: From Samurai to Manga
HI 266 The Middle East: Islamic and Contemporary
HI 380 Modern East Asia
HI 385 The 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.