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
HIST 117History of the United States to 18763
or HIST 118 History of the United States Since 1876
Select one of the following:3
Foundations of Western Civilization
Emergence of European Civilization, 1500-1914
Contemporary Europe, 1914 to the Present
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
Advanced Electives
Select one of the following:3
The Crusades
History of the United States Civil War
The Second World War
Minorities in American History
Social History of the United States
Economic History of the United States
Diplomatic History of the United States
Women in American History
Italian American History and Culture
History of Black Americans
Political History of the United States
Sport in History
Europe's Conquest of the Americas, 1415-1763
Economic History of Europe
Communist Revolution in China
New Jersey: Past and Present
History of Public Health in the United States
Science Technology and Society
Selected Content
Screening the Past: Exploring History through Film
Digital History: Practical Tech Skills for Past Societies and Today’s Professionals
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
Teaching Historical Thinking: A Seminar for Aspiring History Educators
History Study Abroad
Select one of the following:3
Research Seminar
Feminist Ideas in Western Thought
Immigrant in American History
Early History of New Jersey 1702-89
Historical Geography of the United States
Biography in American History
Women and Migration
War in History
American Urban History to 1880
American Urban History Since 1880
History of the American Worker Since 1877
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
Historical Geographic Information Systems and Mapping
Senior Seminar
HIST 400Senior Seminar in History3
Total Credits21