Minor Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor's degree with a minor in History students must take seven distinct history courses, four of which must be within their area of concentration and the remainder outside of it.

Areas of Concentration

  • Europe (including Britain)
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Science and Technology
    • His 102-6 Science and Literature: The Good Society (Alder)
    • His 200-0 Energy and Society: A Global History (Meiton)
    • His 275-1, 2 History of Western Science and Medicine
    • His 300-0 The Computerized Society (Kramer)
    • His 300-0 Islam, Science and Modernity (Stolz)
    • His 300-0 Industrial America (Plaiss)
    • His 300-0 Sickness and Health in Latin America (Ramirez)
    • His 325-0 History of American Technology (Alder)
    • His 337-0 History of Modern Europe (Mokyr)
    • His 377-0 Medicine in American Society
    • His 378-0 History of Law and Science
    • His 379-0 Biomedicine and World History
    • His 392-0 Creationism: A Global History (Stolz)
    • His 392-0 Technology and Society in the Middle East (Stolz)
    • His 392-0 Democracy, Capitalism, and Technology in Progressive Era America (Plaiss)
    • His 392-0 Early Modern Science and Religion (Moy)
    • His 392-0 Non-Western Science and Technology in the Modern World (Meiton)
    • His 392-0/EPC 392-0 Bugs, Botanicals, and the British Empire – 1500-1850 (Wille)
    • His 393-0 The Atomic Bomb (Hein)
    • ECON 324-0 Western Economic History of the United States (Mokyr)
  • Law and Crime
    • His 101-6 Great Trials of Western Civ (Muir)
    • His 300-0 Making Drugs in the Americas (Britto)
    • His 300-0 Islamic Law and Islamic Mysticism (Petry)
    • His 318-1, 2 Legal & Constitutional History of the U.S. (Grisinger)
    • His 356-2 Modern South Africa (Glassman)
    • His 378-0 History of Law and Science (Alder)
    • His 392-0 Drugs and Trade in American History (June)
    • His 393-0 Microhistory (Muir)
    • His 393-0 Oral History and the Archives of Terror in Latin America (Britto)
    • His 393-0 Approaches to History: Violence and History (Schoenbrun)
  • Economics and Labor
    • His 102-6 Anti-Poverty Crusades (Binford)
    • His 102-6 Capitalism and Its Opponents in History (Immerwahr)
    • His 255-1 Africa to 1650 (Schoenbrun)
    • His 260-1 Colonial Latin America (Ramirez)
    • His 300-0 Making Drugs in the Americas (Britto)
    • His 300/LACS 391 Cultural Economies of the Americas, 1850-1950 (Hylton)
    • His 300-0 Industrial America (Plaiss)
    • His 300-0 Western Economic History, 1200-1800 (Martaccio)
    • His 337-0 History of Modern Europe (Mokyr)
    • His 356-2 Modern South Africa (Glassman)
    • His 357-0 East Africa to 1900 (Schoenbrun)
    • His 366-0 Race and Nation in Latin America (Ramirez)
    • His 369-0 Dev. and Inequality in Modern Latin America
    • His 384-2 History of Japan 1943-2011 (Hein)
    • His 392/395 Nasser and Sadat (Petry)
    • His 392-0 Drugs and Trade in American History (June)
    • ECON 324-0 Western Economic History of the United States (Mokyr)
  • Environment
    • His 200-0 Energy and Society: A Global History (Meiton)
    • His 255-1 Africa to 1650 (Schoenbrun)
    • His 366-0 Race and Nation in Latin America (Ramirez)
    • His 309-0 American Environmental History (Woodhouse)
    • His 357-0 East Africa to 1900 (Schoenbrun)
    • His 376-0 Global Environments and World History
    • His 392-0/EPC 392-0 Bugs, Botanicals, and the British Empire – 1500-1850 (Wille)
    • His 392-0 Apocalypse: Environment, History, Science and Religion in the West (Wille)
    • His 392-0 Energy in American History (Kahn, Fall 2014)
    • His 392/EPC 390 Wilderness in America (Woodhouse)
    • His 393-0 Extinction and Biodiversity in American History (Woodhouse)

Notes and Restrictions

  1. At least three of the seven courses must be at the 300-level, and at least two of the courses in the concentration must be at the 300-level.
  2. No AP courses or online courses may be counted toward the history minor.
  3. Courses taken abroad may be counted toward the minor requirements with approval from a faculty advisor.