Degrees and Requirements

History

Three academic years are estimated for history minor completion with respect to Fall/Spring course rotation and prerequisites.

Requirements: 15 credits

Summary of Requirements

Required Courses: 3 Credits from the following

  • HIST1010
    US HIST 1607-1865 FOUNDATIONS OF A REPUBLIC |

    HIST1010
    US HIST 1607-1865 FOUNDATIONS OF A REPUBLIC |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the history of the United States from 1607 to 1865. This course traces the development of the United States from the earliest European settlers to the formation of a republic, noting the events, people and ideas involved in the struggle to achieve that end. Particular emphasis is given to colonial America, the American Revolution, the constitutional process of 1789, Native Americans and slavery. |

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  • HIST1011
    US HIST:EMERG OF MASS DEMOCRACY (1865-1945) |

    HIST1011
    US HIST:EMERG OF MASS DEMOCRACY (1865-1945) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1945. This course traces the development of the United States from the aftermath of the Civil War to its emergence as a world superpower, noting the events, people and ideas involved in that development. Particular emphasis is given to Reconstruction, industrial development and World War II. Cross-listed with SLHS1006 |

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  • HIST1013
    WESTERN CIVILIZATION I(SLHS1004) |

    HIST1013
    WESTERN CIVILIZATION I(SLHS1004) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on Western civilization from its origin in the Near East up through the Protestant Reformation. Special emphasis is given to the social, economic, religious, and political institutions that shaped the roots of Western Civilization. Attention is also concentrated on the place of the individual within this society. |

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  • HIST1014
    WESTERN CIVILIZATION II |

    HIST1014
    WESTERN CIVILIZATION II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on Western civilization from the Reformation to contemporary times. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics which define Western civilization as it emerged from the Middle Ages into modern times including science, faith, reason, capitalism, communism, the growth of institutions and the arts. |

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  • SLHS1002
    MULTICULTURAL HISTORY OF THE U.S. |

    SLHS1002
    MULTICULTURAL HISTORY OF THE U.S. |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    In this course we examine the history of different ethnic and racial immigrants in the United States; the process of ethnic assimilation into mainstream American culture; and how different groups and races have been treated by the U.S. government. In addition, we examine the reasons that ethnic and racial groups departed their own countries to emigrate here, and recent immigration experiences and changes in U.S. immigration policy.|

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Required Electives: 12 Credits-Any History (HIST) 2000 or 3000 level course or any of the Political Science (POLI) courses listed below(6 credits must be in U.S. History & 6 credits in non-U.S. History)

  • HISTXXXX

    HISTXXXX

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  • POLI3019
    HISTORY & POLITICS OF AFRICA |

    POLI3019
    HISTORY & POLITICS OF AFRICA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course covers the key episodes in the history of Africa from pre-colonial times, through the colonial and post-colonial periods. We examine ancient kingdoms, stateless societies, inter-cultural exchanges, ethnicity, empire-creation and state-building. British, French, Belgian, Dutch and Portuguese colonial systems in Africa are then analyzed. We proceed to look at the anti-colonial independence movements, economic development in post-colonial Africa, post-colonial state-building and political changes in present-day Africa.|

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  • POLI3045
    HISTORY & POLITICS OF MID EAST (HIST3045) |

    POLI3045
    HISTORY & POLITICS OF MID EAST (HIST3045) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores the peoples and history of the Middle East, from ancient times, including a procession of impressive empires, until their eventual domination by the Ottomans and finally, by British Empire. We investigate the accommodation of the British to Middle Eastern kingships and the impact of colonial state-building. We proceed to examine the establishment of the state of Israel and the evolution of Palestinian-Israeli relations over past half a century. Cross-listed with HIST3045 |

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