Students are offered four History minors: history minor, American studies minor, Asian studies minor, and Latin American studies minor.
Refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.
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 five history courses. At least 2 of those courses must be 300-level or above, and no more than 2 100-level courses will count toward the minor.
A minor in American Studies introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of American (typically the United States) civilization. American Studies minors ask broad questions about the nature of American culture, civilization, and identity. Students of American Studies are challenged to question why American culture developed as it did and to explore what influences have shaped this nation's identity. Find more information in the online catalog.
The interdisciplinary minor Asian Studies builds on the grounding students have received in the cultures of the West and expands this formation by introducing students to forms of governance and commerce, genres of art, and ways of talking about human life and divine agency that are part of the cultures and the peoples of Asia. Find more information in the online catalog.
Latin American Studies
The program attempts to develop a thorough and sympathetic understanding of the vast region south of our border. The Iberian culture and languages in Latin America were modified and changed dramatically by the impact of geography, the indigenous population and civilizations, and by the forced African migration. Thus was created a region of vast diversity whose varied population absorbed the religion, culture, and language of Iberia and gave it an American habitat. North Americans know little about this area. This interdisciplinary minor hopes to correct this deficiency by making knowledge of Latin America and its people available to interested students. Find more information in the online catalog.