Minors in History
Why minor in History?
The History Department 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.
The History Department 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. Learn more about Native American Studies, Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Medieval/Renaissance Studies, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies through the links below.
The History Minor is intended for students who have a general interest in History, and would like to take a variety of courses that focus on several regions of the world. Students may choose 15 credit hours in history courses at the 2000-4990 levels. At least 12 credit hours need to be in 3000-4000 level courses. For more information consult with a member of the History Faculty or view the catalog listing.
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. 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
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 at the AMS 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 architectual aspects of this era, which have been crucial to the development of modern Western culture in almost all areas. Undergraduate students must complete18 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.