Historical Studies Minor


The minor in historical studies is designed to provide an overview of world history, including the study of U.S. history in greater depth. The courses provide students with a foundation in historical research, evaluation of sources, the diversity of human experience, and the opportunity to explore modern society from the context of the past.
NOTE: This minor may not be declared with the following major: BA Historical Studies.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in world history.
2. Articulate key patterns of social, cultural, and political change.
3. Accurately apply all of the techniques in historical methods, source evaluation, and written analysis.
4. Appraise and contextualize information in order to convey both the particularity of past lives and the scale of human experience.
5. Craft well-supported historical research using discipline-specific writing and citation conventions.

All minor courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-, and a 2.0 grade point average must be maintained in courses for the minor. Two courses must be at the upper level (600 or 700). Only one overlap is allowed between major and minor.


Minor Requirements

HIS 590Historical Methods4
HIS 611Themes in World History4
Select two of the following:8
Great Civilizations
United States History to 1865
United States History: 1865 to the Present
European History: Renaissance through the Industrial Revolution
American Government and Politics
Select one of the following:4
History of New England
History of World War II
Vietnam War: An Historical Perspective
The US in World Affairs
Total Credits20