History Minor Catalogue Listing

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The minor in history is available to students in all schools and departments. The study of history deepens our understanding of peoples and societies and expands our knowledge of important issues in the world today. History minors will strengthen their skills in critical thinking, assessing evidence, and formulating clear and persuasive arguments both oral and written. History is essentially a laboratory of human experience, and students from a wide range of disciplines can discover new perspectives on their own intellectual interests through the study of the past.

Requirements: The minor in history requires 20 units, a total of five courses, from Department of History offerings. One course may be at the lower-division level, among which HIST 201 is the preferred course. Four courses must be at the upper-division level and at least one of those must be at the 400-level. All students who wish to embark on the completion of a minor in history must meet with the department undergraduate adviser for approval.