The minor in history, in conjunction with a major in a related field will provide historical background desirable for a well-grounded liberal arts degree, the preferred background for admission to most professional programs.
|Introductory (Core) Courses|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Evolution of Western Ideas Institutions to 17th Century|
|Evolution Western Ideas Institutions Since 17th Century|
|American Pluralism (203)|
|Global History Since 1500 (204)|
|East Asia Since 1500|
|Survey of Islamic History|
|Introduction to Latin American History|
|United States to 1865|
|United States Since 1865|
|Introduction to African History|
|Select two 300-level courses from the following:||6|
|Islam in the African-American Experience|
|Rebels & Reformers in U.S. History|
|Teaching Race, Class, and Gender|
|Irish Diaspora in America|
|Chicago in America|
|Creation the American Metropolis|
|Topic: Gender, Race, & Class in US History|
|Autobiography and Memoir in Recent US History|
|Anti-Immigrant Politics in U.S. History|
|Races to the White House: Presidential History|
|American Economic & Business History|
|Christian Thought: Ancient-Medieval|
|Christian Thought: Reformation to Modern|
|Select any two additional 3-hour classes 1||6|
These can be introductory (History 100-Level & HIST 200-Level), Upper-level (HIST 250 - HIST 299 Historical Methods, History 300-Level or CLST 362 Roman Law; ECON 327 American Economic & Business History; THEO 317 Christian Thought: Ancient-Medieval-THEO 318 Christian Thought: Reformation to Modern).
- Produce analytical arguments by using evidence and facts to interpret past events, behavior and processes in their own historical writing and projects.
- Identify the arguments put forth by historians in order to compare, evaluate and criticize different interpretations of the past. In doing so, our graduates will be able to evaluate the adequacy of evidence (including a variety of sources: documents, films, diaries, images, oral and digital histories, etc.) that historians use to make truth claims about the past.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of historical change and be able to discuss and evaluate causes, complexities and consequences of change over time in relationship to historical events and processes.
- Demonstrate an understanding that human values and beliefs are shaped by historical context and they will gain the capacity to make informed judgements about past and present behavior and ideas with a goal of fashioning a more just world. In this endeavor, students will gain an understanding of the ethical practices and standards for historical research and writing.