History Minor

The minor in History serves as an excellent complement to majors in Business, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Physical Sciences. The history minor allows students to diversify their job portfolio, offering prospective employers the critical thinking, research, and writing skills they demand. Students receive training in the skills of doing history while learning about cultures and societies from throughout the world.

Program Requirements

Introductory Courses
HIST 100The Study of History3
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
History of the United States to 1876
History of the United States Since 1876
The Crusades
History of the United States Civil War
The Second World War
Minorities in American History
Native American History
Social History of the United States
Economic History of the United States
History of United States Foreign Relations
Women in American History
Italian American History and Culture
History of Black Americans
Political History of the United States
New Jersey: Past and Present
History of Public Health in the United States
Food, Drugs, and Society in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800
Science Technology and Society
Selected Content 1
Screening the Past: Exploring History through Film 1
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
History Study Abroad 1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African Civilization
Introduction to Islamic Civilization
Introduction to the Modern Middle East
Early Latin America
Modern Latin America
Pre-Modern Japan: A History of Japan to the Meiji Restoration
Modern Japan: A History of Japan From the Meiji Through the Showa
Introduction to Indian Civilization
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
Modern Chinese Civilization
Introduction to Modern South Asia
Introduction to World History Since 1500
Politics, Society, and Cinema in the Modern Middle East
Science Technology and Society
Selected Content 2
Screening the Past: Exploring History through Film 2
History Study Abroad 2
Advanced Electives
Select one of the following:3
Research Seminar
Feminist Ideas in Western Thought
Immigrant in American History
Historical Geography of the United States
Biography in American History
Women and Migration
American Urban History to 1880
American Urban History Since 1880
History of American Workers Since 1860
Medieval European Civilization 450-1350
History of Russia to 1917
Russia Since 1917
Modern German History
History of France Since 1789
Conflict in Modern Ireland
History of England to 1714
Chinese Social History Through Literature
History of England 1714-1914
History of Brazil
Women in the Muslim World: A History of Representations
Seminar in Latin American History
History of Mexico
Frontiers and Borderlands of the Americas
History of the Mass-Communication Media in the United States
Select one of the following:3
Kingdoms in the Sun:Sicily and Southern Italy in Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History of Capitalism in the United States
Cultural and Intellectual History of the United States Since 1880
The Philosophy of History
European Social History
Age of Renaissance, 1350-1517
The Reformation Era, 1500-1650
The Nazi Third Reich
The Holocaust, 1939-1945
Revolutions in Latin American History
Development of Indian Character and Culture
Development of Japanese Character and Culture
American Colonial History 1607-1763
American Revolution and Early Republic, 1763-1828
The Union in Crisis 1820-1877
America in the Gilded Age
The Rise and Decline of the New Deal Order: United States Politics and Society, 1920·1980
Selected Topics
Senior Seminar
HIST 400Senior Seminar in History3
Total Credits18