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Minor Requirements & Courses

24 semester hours total

1 of the following courses in European history:

HIS 232 - Ancient Greece
HIS 233 - Rome
HIS 234 - Early Christianity: Christ and Caesar
HIS 235 - The Middle Ages, 300-1300
HIS 240 - Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 241 - France in the Age of Louis XIV
HIS 242 - England: Age of Elizabeth
HIS 243 - England: The Age of Empire
HIS 245 - 19th Century Europe
HIS 246 - 20th Century Europe

Plus, 1 of the following courses in American history:

HIS 105 - America to 1877
HIS 106 - America since 1865
HIS 210 - Pennsylvania's Place in Early United States History
HIS 222 - Social and Intellectual History of the United States
HIS 223 - African-American History
HIS 225 - American History, 1945-1974
HIS 226 - The American Civil War
HIS 227 - Age of the American Revolution
HIS 228 - Disease in US History
HIS 229 - History of the United States and the World

Plus, 1 of the following courses in non-western history:

HIS 251 - Medieval and Early Modern Russia
HIS 252 - Modern Russia
HIS 253 - History of Religion in Russia
HIS 261 - China
HIS 262 - Japan
HIS 271 - Latin America to 1825
HIS 272 - Latin America from 1825
HIS 281 - Africa to 1800
HIS 282 - Africa since 1800

Plus, 1 HIS course numbered 301-321

This series of courses broadens the history curriculum by offering a challenging, yet accessible historical analysis and by providing an intermediate course between the introductory courses and those with prerequisites. Special topics will be taught by individual faculty members in areas of interest to them and incorporate new research material, in-depth analysis, and stimulating readings. The topics will demand that students build up an appreciation for the continuities in one area of analysis. Finally, these courses will give students an opportunity to work beyond the introductory course level. Since Explorations in History courses are intended primarily for majors and minors in history who have already taken some lower-level courses, enrollment will normally be limited to declared majors and minors in history who have at least junior standing. However, with instructor's permission, other students may enroll in these courses, as space permits.

HIS 301 - America in the 1960s
HIS 305 - Marriage, Family, and Sexuality in History
HIS 307 - Monarchs and Dynasties
HIS 308 - Cold War
HIS 309 - History of American Institutional Care and Control
HIS 310 - Slavery in the Americas
HIS 311 - South Africa
HIS 312 - Advanced Topics in History and Film
HIS 314 - Disease in United States History
HIS 316 - Belief and Power in United States Religious History
HIS 320 - American Women's History
HIS 321 - Topics in Public History

Plus, 2 HIS electives

  HIS Courses & Descriptions


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