A minor in History is intended to introduce students to a nuanced understanding of historical events as well as the methods of historical study. Students pursuing the history minor are encouraged to follow their interests by either gaining broad knowledge of the past of various world cultures or by focusing on the study of a particular region or period of time.
To complete a minor, students must take six history courses, no more than one of which may be at the 100 level; one of the courses must be a reading seminar (HI489) or, in special circumstances, the research seminar (HI481).
Students interested in a minor must declare the minor prior to pre-registration period for the fall of their senior year. Candidates must have an average GPA of 2.33 in the required courses for successful completion of the minor.