Why minor in History?
The Department of History encourages students who minor in history to enroll in courses that contribute to their major fields of study and enhance their intellectual curiosity and career goals. History Minors will improve their reading and writing and will gain knowledge in critical research skills.
Learn more about the history minor in the undergraduate catalog
The Department of History also offers courses that overlap in several interdisciplinary minors. These programs allow students to study in-depth about specific cultures, movements, and periods of time across diverse regions.
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Holocaust and Genocide have characterized human existence for most of modern and ancient history, from the Spanish in the New World to the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to Darfur and Sudan. The minor shall consist of a total of 18 credit hours.
Three courses are required: HIST 4720: History of the Holocaust, HIST 4740: Comparative Genocide, PSCI 4260: International Law.
The remaining courses will be chosen from an approved list and from at least three departments. Participating programs include Anthropology, Black Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Please address questions to Dr. Lana Obradovic at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Native American Studies minor offers students an opportunity to learn about Native American and Indigenous cultures, literature, history, arts, values, spirituality, and social and political institutions.
Our program also focuses on contemporary and urban issues, providing students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful community-based research. The NAS Minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 12 must be from 3000-4000 level courses.
All minors are required to complete Introduction to Native American Studies (NAMS 1100), while the remaining 15 hours may be taken in any course approved for credit in the Native American Studies program.
This interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the history of the Mediterranean and Ancient Near East from the beginning of the Bronze Age through the Roman Empire in the West, and the Byzantine Empire in the East.
AMS minors are expected to complete at least 18 credit hours of approved AMS courses (with a grade of C- or higher) in at least three of the following departments: Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, or Religious Studies.
Half of these credits must be taken at the 3000-4000 level.
Learn more about the program on the Ancient Mediterranean Studies website.
This interdisciplinary minor is designed to help students understand and appreciate the thirteen centuries belonging to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the disciplines of history, English and other European languages, art history, history of music, theatre, history of science, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and theology.
Students will explore the social, cultural, and architectural aspects of this era, which have been crucial to the development of modern Western culture in almost all areas. Undergraduate students must complete 18 credit hours of 3000-4000 level courses from at least three of the following areas: Fine Arts; Literature and Language; History; and Philosophy and Religion (with a grade of C or higher). Students must also demonstrate successful completion of two years of study of an approved foreign language at the college level or its equivalent. Languages include Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, or Latin.
Visit the program's website to learn more about Medieval/Renaissance Studies at UNO.