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The minor in history educates students in the use of basic tools and methods of the historical discipline. Exposed to a broad span of history, both temporally and geographically, ranging from the ancient world through the modern period and extending from Europe to Latin America and the USA.

The minor program in history educates students in the methods and the use of basic tools of the historical discipline. Students are exposed to a broad span of history, both temporally and geographically, ranging from the ancient world through the modern period and extending from Europe to Latin America and the United States.

The program is offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.

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History (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in history consists of 18 credit hours (a minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper division). A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Students wishing to pursue the minor should meet with an academic advisor to construct a set of courses that reflect a particular area of specialty and interest. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C" (2.00) or better.
History Survey Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Upper-Division History Electives -- 9 credit hours
History Capstone Course -- 3 credit hours
Students must complete a minimum of six upper-division credit hours in History before enrolling in HST 495.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor in history consists of 18 credit hours in history, with a grade of "C" (2.00) or higher, of which 12 credit hours must be upper-division (300 or 400 level). Students must complete a minimum of six upper-division credit hours in courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Choose one of the following combinations: (6 credit hours)

HST 100 Global History to 1500, HU, H, G (3) and HST 101 Global History since 1500, HU, H, G (3)

or

HST 109 United States to 1865, HU or SB, H (3) and HST 110 United States since 1865, SB, H (3)

or choose two of three offered:

HST 102 Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval Europe, SB, H (3)
HST 103 Western Civilization: Renaissance to Enlightenment, HU or SB, H (3)
HST 104 Western Civilization: French Revolution to European Union, HU or SB, G, H (3)

Methods Course: (3 credit hours)
HST 495 Methods of Historical Inquiry, L (3)

History upper-division electives (9 credit hours)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in history

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

Graduates of this minor are prepared for graduate study, for professional degree programs and for careers in which critical thinking, research and writing skills are highly valued, such as journalism, editing, law and civil service.

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