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History minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services

The history minor provides students with a foundation in the academic study of history. It serves as a complement to any professional degree, as historical study at the college level hones the skills that are important to any well-trained professional: namely, effective writing, critical analysis, engaged reading, and logical thinking. Students are free to shape the history minor to their liking, by choosing the geographic areas of historical study of most interest to them, such as American, European, or Asian, or by choosing the historical topic of most interest to them, such as transnational history, comparative history, war, business, race, or gender.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
  • Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
Choose five of the following:*
   HIST-101    Making History
   HIST-102    Themes in U.S. History
   HIST-103    The City in History
   HIST-104    Themes in European History
   HIST-125    Public History, Public Debate
   HIST-140    History of the Modern Middle East
   HIST-150    World History since 1500
   HIST-160    History of Modern East Asia
   HIST-170    Twentieth Century Europe
   HIST-180    Information Revolution
   HIST-190    American Women’s History
   HIST-191    History of the Family in the U.S.
   HIST-199    Survey of American Military History
   HIST-201    Histories of Globalization
   HIST-210    Introduction to African Studies
   HIST-221    Introduction to Public History
   HIST-230    American Deaf History
   HIST-231    Deaf People in Global Perspective
   HIST-238    History of Disability
   HIST-240    Civil War America
   HIST-245    American Slavery and Freedom
   HIST-250    Origins of U.S. Foreign Relations
   HIST-251    Modern U.S. Foreign Relations
   HIST-252    The United States and Japan
   HIST-255    HIstory of World War ll
   HIST-260    History of Pre-modern China
   HIST-261    History of Modern China
   HIST-265    History of Modern Japan
   HIST-266    History of Pre-modern Japan
   HIST-270    History of Modern France
   HIST-275    Screening the Trenches: The History of WWI Through Film
   HIST-280    History of Modern Germany
   HIST-290    U.S. History Since 1945
   HIST-301    Great Debates in U.S. History
   HIST-310    Global Slavery and Human Trafficking
   HIST-322    Monuments and Memory
   HIST-323    America’s National Parks
   HIST-324    Oral History
   HIST-325    Museums and History
   HIST-326    Doing History in a Digital World
   HIST-330    Deaf People and Technology
   HIST-335    Women and the Deaf Community
   HIST-340    Rochester Reformers - Changing the World
   HIST-345    Environmental Disasters
   HIST-350    Terrorism, Intelligence, and War
   HIST-351    The Vietnam War
   HIST-355    The Holocaust: Event, History, Memory
   HIST-360    A Global History of Baseball
   HIST-365    Conflict in Modern East Asia
   HIST-369    Histories of Christianity
   HIST-370    Global History of Religions
   HIST-380    International Business History
   HIST-381    Technology in the Modern World
   HIST-390    Medicine and Public Health in American History
   HIST-421    Hands-on History
   HIST-430    Deaf Spaces
   HIST-431    Theory and Method of Deaf Geographies
   HIST-439    Biography as History
   HIST-450    Modern Japan in History, Fiction, and Film
   HIST-462    East-West Encounters
   HIST-465    Samurai in Word and Image
   HIST-470    Science, Technology, and European Imperialism, 1800-1965
   HIST-480    Global Information Age

* At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.