History Department Minors

History Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

History Minor

16 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

HIS-470

History Portfolio**

1

Complete 15 credits of HIS to include:

  • 6 credits of upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework
  • 1 course from each of 2 of the distribution categories below (Asia, Europe, Latin America, or United States)

15

Asia

HIS-210

Introduction to the History of Modern East Asia

3

HIS-221

Chinese Religions

3

HIS-338

Modern India

3

HIS-340

Pre-Modern China

3

HIS-345

Modern China

3

HIS-354

History of Southeast Asia

3

HIS-358

The People's Republic of China

3

HIS-359

Pre-Modern Japan

3

HIS-384

Modern Japan

3

Europe

HIS-220

Introduction to the History of Modern Europe

3

HIS-242

The History of Christianity

3

HIS-314

Tudor and Stuart England

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

HIS-334

19th Century Europe

3

HIS-344

Medieval Europe

3

HIS-346

Reformation of the 16th Century

3

HIS-347

18th Century Europe

3

HIS-348

20th Century Europe

3

HIS-349

Modern European Intellectual History

3

HIS-352

England to 1688

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain

3

HIS-363

The Rise of Christianity

3

Latin America

HIS-230

Introduction to the History of Modern Latin America

3

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America

3

HIS-382

Modern Mexico

3

HIS-385

Cuba

3

HIS-386

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

3

HIS-388

Comparative Slavery in the Americas

3

HIS-389

Latin American- U.S. Relations

3

United States

HIS-200

Introduction to the History of the United States

3

HIS-300

The United States Since 1945

3

HIS-301

History of American Ideas

3

HIS-302

History of U.S. Foreign Policy

3

HIS-304

The American Westward Movement

3

HIS-306

The American South Since 1865

3

Notes

** Students will enroll in HIS-470 in their final semester before graduation and six weeks before the end of the term will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers, also to contain an assessment of the program. This assessment of the most important academic lessons learned and skills acquired during their course of study will be 1000 to 1500 words in length. The evaluation must also provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the Social Sciences & History PEAK. The portfolio will be graded Pass/Fail.

Associated Minors

Asian Studies - Humanities and Fine Arts PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Asian Studies Minor
Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK

16 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete a Major outside the Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK

Complete the following:

ASN-494

Independent Study*

1

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ENG-225

Asia through its Movies

3

ENG-233

The Literature of Immigrants

3

ENG-324

Narratives against Oppression

3

ENG-325

Constructing World Literatures

3

REL-203

Buddhism

3

REL-300

Zen

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ASN-302.1

Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transitions

2

ASN-302.2

Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transitions

4

HIS-210

History of Modern East Asia

3

HIS-221

Chinese Religions

3

HIS-338

Modern India

3

HIS-340

Pre-Modern Chinese History

3

HIS-345

Modern China

3

HIS-354

History of Southeast Asia

3

HIS-357

Popular Culture in Modern Chinese History

3

HIS-384

Modern Japan

3

POE-321

Comparative Economics

3

POE-370

Political Economy of China

3

POE-374

Political Economy of Southeast Asia

3

Notes

ASN-494 Independent Study minors must expand a paper they have written for one of their ASN-related courses. These "starred papers" will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor.

Asian Studies - Social Sciences and History PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Asian Studies Minor
Social Sciences & History PEAK

16 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete a Major outside the Social Sciences & History PEAK

Complete the following:

ASN-494

Independent Study *

1

Complete 9 credits from the following:

ASN-302.1

Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transitions

2

ASN-302.2

Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transitions

4

HIS-210

History of Modern East Asia

3

HIS-221

Chinese Religions

3

HIS-338

Modern India

3

HIS-340

Pre-Modern Chinese History

3

HIS-345

Modern China

3

HIS-354

History of Southeast Asia

3

HIS-357

Popular Culture in Modern Chinese History

3

HIS-384

Modern Japan

3

POE-321

Comparative Economics

3

POE-370

Political Economy of China

3

POE-374

Political Economy of Southeast Asia

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-225

Asia Through its Movies

3

ENG-233

The Literature of Immigrants

3

ENG-323

Postcolonial Studies

3

ENG-324

Narratives against Oppression

3

ENG-325

Constructing World Literatures

3

PHI-367

Buddhist Philosophy

3

REL-203

Buddhism

3

REL-300

Zen

3

Notes

ASN-494 Independent Study minors must expand a paper they have written for one of their ASN-related courses. These "starred papers" will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor.

British Studies - Humanities and Fine Arts PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

British Studies Minor
Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 1 starred paper *

Complete 9 credits from the following (one 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies course must taken before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars):

ENG-210

Shakespearean Comedy

3

ENG-211

Weird Shakespeare

3

ENG-212

Introduction to Shakespeare

3

ENG-218

World War I and Modern Literature

3

ENG-219

Thief Making and Thief Taking

3

ENG-306

The Seventeenth-century Lyric

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature *

3

ENG-308

Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson*

3

ENG-315

Ghosties and Ghoulies*

3

ENG-316

The Brontes*

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction*

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles*

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salmon Rushdie*

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND-307 count towards the British Studies Minor)

3

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain*

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

HIS-311

To Kill a King: The English Civil War

3

HIS-350

The British Empire 1759-1960

3

HIS-352

England to 1688

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain

3

HIS-399T.2

Tudor England

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies Minor)

3

IND-320

Scotland and the Lake District

3

Notes

*For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their ENG or MUS British Studies courses. These will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor.

British Studies - Social Sciences and History PEAK Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

British Studies Minor
Social Science & History PEAK

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete 1 starred paper*

Complete 9 credits from the following (200-level Intro. to Literary Studies must taken before enrolling in 300-level course in British Literature):

HIS-311

To Kill a King: The English Civil War*

3

HIS-350

The British Empire 1756-1960*

3

HIS-352

England to 1688*

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain*

3

HIS-399T.2

Tudor England

3

IND-307

London (7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies Minor)

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG-210

Shakespeare Comedy

3

ENG-212

Introduction of Shakespeare

3

ENG-218

World War I and Modern Literature

3

ENG-219

Thief Making and Thief Taking

3

ENG-306

The Seventeenth-century Lyric

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature

3

ENG-308

Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson

3

ENG-315

Ghosties and Ghoulies

3

ENG-316

The Brontes*

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction*

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salmon Rushdie

3

IND-307

London ( 7 Credits of IND 307 count towards the British Studies Minor)

3

IND-320

Scotland & The Lake District

3

MUS-308

Performing Britannia and Celtica: The Music of Britain

3

Notes

*For a "starred paper" students must expand a paper they have written for one of their HIS British Studies courses. These will be graded on a pass/fail basis by the faculty member who originally supervised the project and should constitute a polished piece of work that serves as the student's highest achievement in the minor.

Classics Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Classics Minor

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

Complete 6 credits of either Greek or Latin.

Complete 3 additional credits dealing with the ancient world, including but not limited to:

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ENG-371

The Epic Tradition

3

HIS-322

Latin Readings

1

HIS-327

Greek Readings

1

HIS-363

The Rise of Christianity

3

PHI-310

Ancient Philosophy

3

REL-112

Introduction to the New Testament

3

Latin American Studies Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Latin American Studies Minor

16 credits minimum*

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

LAS-494

Portfolio and Evaluation of Program

1

Complete at least 2 courses from the 2 different departments following:

ATH-249

Natives of South America

3

HIS-230

Introduction to the History of Modern Latin American

3

MFL-232 or

Spanish Language & Culture III or

3

MFL-233 or

Spanish Language & Culture IV or

3

MFL-235

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3

Complete 9 credits of electives of which 6 must be 300-400 level from the following:

ATH-128

Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-302

Ritual Myth and World View

3

ATH-305

Culture Change and the World System

3

ATH-309

Cross Culture Approaches of Environment

3

HIS-377

Women in the Americas

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America

3

HIS-381

Military & Society in Latin America

3

HIS-382

Modern Mexico

3

HIS-386

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

3

HIS-387

Modern Cuba

3

HIS-388

Comparative Slavery in the Americas

3

HIS-389

Latin American-U.S. Relations

3

SPA-333

Literature of Latin America

3

SPA-339T.2

Latin American Today

3

MFL-339T.4

Human Rights for the First Generation

3

SPA-437

Spanish Literature and Society (Narrative and/or Film)

3

SPA-438

Spanish Literature and Society (Poetry, Drama and/or Song)

3

Complete a Portfolio and Evaluation of Program**

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Additionally, students completing the Latin American Studies Minor will:

  • Develop broad knowledge of the diverse cultures and history of Latin America
  • Explore contemporary and historical social, cultural, economic and political trends of Latin America
  • Familiarize themselves with basic anthropological and historical approaches and methods regarding the study of Latin America

*Note: At least 9 credits must be from Anthropology and/or History

** Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers. In 1000 to 1500 words, students will complete an assessment of the most important academic lessons learned and skills acquired during their course of study. The evaluation must also provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the LAS PEAK. The portfolio will not be graded but it is required for completion of the minor.