Minor in History

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

History is a study of the past. It’s learning about families, neighborhoods and states, and the ideas that drive them. The history minor enables students to grow in knowledge of the beauty and diversity of civilizations, and prepares students to read critically, discuss intelligently and write persuasively.


Courses

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.

General Education Courses

A survey of U.S. History from the time of European settlement, to the colonial period, to independence from Britain, the formation of the republic and the constitution, the issues of the early 1800s, and the Civil War. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum US History credit. Meets the United States Constitution requirements for California teacher certification. Grade Mode: A.
A survey of U.S. history from Reconstruction, to the gilded age and progressive era, to the world wars, the cold war, and the present age. Major Supreme Court cases will be covered as will social and ethnic issues. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum US History credit. Grade Mode: A.
Highlights in the development of World civilization with an overview of Western, Asian, African and Latin American civilizations to 1500. Examination of comparative cultural contributions made in the arts, sciences, government and religions. Includes regional geographic studies. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum World History credit. Grade Mode: A.
Highlights in the development of World civilization with an overview of Western, Asian, African and Latin American civilizations since 1500. Examination of comparative cultural contributions made in the arts, sciences, government and religions. Includes regional geographic studies. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour discussion. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum World History credit. Grade Mode: A.

Core Courses

Choose courses from each of the three concentrations — Asian/African Civilizations, European Civilization, Civilizations of the Americas — listed under History, B.A.

Elective Courses

The remaining credits may be chosen from either the three concentrations or any other history course offerings.

18
Total Program Credits
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WSCUC
Accreditation
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