Minor Overview

Learning to view our modern world through the lens of history is a valuable skill that will shape your understanding of politics, economics, science and art. This program explores major events in American, European and non-Western history. You’ll enrich your liberal arts experience and develop a background that will prove useful in many fields, such as business, law, education or government. You’ll hone your writing and research skills while discovering the rich histories of countries and cultures from ancient times through modern day.

You’ll have the flexibility to chart your own path through this minor. With the guidance of the department chair, you can focus on your particular areas of interest and choose from a diverse selection of classes in topics such as World War II, ancient Greece, the European Renaissance and Asian and African history. If you’re interested in Irish history, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the subject through Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac, which host lectures, conferences and courses. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Minor in History Curriculum

A minor in history is recorded upon completion of at least 18 credits with a grade of C or better in all courses. The student must select at least 3 credits from each of the following areas of history: American, European and non-Western. At least 9 credits of the 18 must be at the 200-level or above and should be chosen with the consultation of the department chair.

Possible courses include:
HS 111The Rise of the West3
HS 112The West in the World3
HS 122Modern World History3
HS 131U.S. History to 18773
HS 132U.S. History Since Reconstruction3
HS 201Historical Writing1
HS 202Introduction to Public History3
HS 208Twentieth-Century World History3
HS 209Twentieth-Century Europe3
HS 210Contemporary America3
HS 211Popular Culture in American History3
HS 213The Roman World3
HS 215American Business History3
HS 220American Environmental History3
HS 227Russian Cultural and Intellectual History3
HS 228Twentieth-Century Russia3
HS 229Irish History3
HS 230The Rise of Modern Science3
HS 231The World of Tudor/Stuart Britain3
HS 232The Rise and Fall of the British Empire3
HS 235History of Modern China/Asian Studies3
HS 236History of Modern Japan/Asian Studies3
HS 241African American Experiences to Reconstruction3
HS 242African American Experience Since Reconstruction3
HS 254Colonial Latin America3
HS 271History of Southeast Asia 13
HS 272History of Southeast Asia 23
HS 273African History and Culture3
HS 274History of India3
HS 275History of the Middle East3
HS 286Introduction to Medieval Europe3
HS 294American Civilization: Prosperity and Depression in the 1920s and 1930s3
HS 302Colonizing the Body3
HS 303Historiography and Historical Methods3
HS 305Vietnam (COM 305)3
HS 307The Holocaust (MSS 307)3
HS 308U.S. Women's History (WS 308)3
HS 309Women in America 1920-Present (WS 309)3
HS 310The Ancient Near East3
HS 311The Ancient Hebrews3
HS 312Ancient Greece3
HS 313The Roman World3
HS 314Europe in the Early Medieval Period, 325-8423
HS 315Introduction to Medieval Europe: Europe in the High Middle Ages3
HS 316The European Renaissance3
HS 317The European Reformation3
HS 318European History, 1555-17153
HS 319European History, 1715-18153
HS 320European History, 1815-19143
HS 321European History, 1914-19453
HS 322History of World War I3
HS 323World War II3
HS 324History of England to 16883
HS 325History of England: 1688 to the Present3
HS 326Witches and Werewolves in the Early Modern World (WS 326)3
HS 327Islamic Societies and Cultures to 13003
HS 330History of Western Medicine3
HS 331The British Empire and Commonwealth3
HS 332History of India3
HS 333The Middle East, 1300-1919; Critical Issues3
HS 340The Colonial Period to 17633
HS 341The American Revolution3
HS 342The Early American Republic3
HS 344Civil War and Reconstruction3
HS 345The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era3
HS 346The United States from WW I to WW II3
HS 348The American West to 19003
HS 349American Maritime History3
HS 351The New South3
HS 361African History to 18503
HS 362African History Since 18503
HS 371Women in the Caribbean from the Indigenous Era to Emancipation3
HS 372Women in the Caribbean since Emancipation3
HS 376Pirates of the Caribbean3
HS 377Kinship, Culture & Slavery: Creating an African Diaspora in the Americas3
HS 380Historic Preservation3
HS 391Colonizing the Body4
HS 394Doctors, Disease, and Death in the Western World4

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