Note: History majors may not earn the History minor.
The History Minor is effective Winter 2019. For information regarding the Public History Minor which was effective prior to Winter 2019, please see the drop down below.
This minor allows students to study the field of history, which trains historians to be active participants in society using new and innovative methods to convey history to a wide range of audiences. The History minor allows for a broad global perspective or a more focused approach depending on the student's interests and strives to teach the value of history and the need to learn about the past to better understand the present and shape the future.
Who could benefit:
- Students who are applying to graduate studies in history, anthropology, art history, and library science.
- Students who want to work in museums, historical societies, or on historical sites.
- Students who want to work as preservationists, curators, educators, oral historians, park rangers, interpretive guides, media and public relations professionals, and public policy analysts.
- Environmental Science or Environmental Studies students who are interested in working in zoos and other sites that educate the public about the history and current state of the environment.
NOTE: The History minor cannot be earned by students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in History.
All courses in the minor must be completed with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
History Core: 10 Credits
- THIST 200 American History I, 1607-1877 or THIST 201 American History II, 1877 to Present
- THIST 150 World History I, Prehistory to 1500 or THIST 151 World History II, 1500 to Present
History Elective: 15 Credits
15 credits from upper-division courses (300-400 level) from the list below. Only 5 credits can come from courses from this list that do not have a THIST prefix.
- TARTS 311 History of Rock and Roll
- TARTS 335 History of Photography
- TARTS 360 Women Artists from the Renaissance to the Present
- TARTS 411 History of Jazz
- TARTS 480 Contemporary Art and Society - 1945 to Present
- TEGL 303 Introduction to American Indian Education
- TEGL 305 The American Indian Movement
- TEGL 340 Intersections: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in a Global Perspective
- TEGL 380 Gender and Sexuality Across Cultural and Historical Contexts
- TEGL 419 African-American Culture and Consciousness
- TEGL 435 Migration in the Modern World: Migrants, Immigrants, and Refugees
- TEGL 464 Indigenous Health, Political Ethnoecology and Governance
- TEST 332 A Natural History of Garbage
- THIST 315 Industrialization and Reform
- THIST 320 Asian American History
- THIST 322 American Labor Since the Civil War
- THIST 333 Early American Music, Art, Literature, and Theater
- THIST 336 Black, Labor, and Protest Music in Historical Perspective
- THIST 340 History of United States-American Indian Relations
- THIST 341 African American History
- THIST 343 Vietnam and the 1960s
- THIST 349 Minorities and Higher Education in American History
- THIST 350 Modern Germany Since 1848
- THIST 356 History of Christianity
- THIST 363 Making of Russia
- THIST 364 Modern Russia
- THIST 365 Europe in the Twentieth Century
- THIST 372 Comparative Perspectives on East Asian and Latin American Development
- THIST 375 British Empire
- THIST 377 Art of the Americas
- THIST 378 American Architecture
- THIST 379 Modern Architecture
- THIST 385 Russian Civilization
- THIST 410 Early American Politics, Constitution, and Law
- THIST 411 History of Religion in America
- THIST 413 Civil Rights, Civil Liberties
- THIST 416 Life and Thought: Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Angela Davis
- THIST 417 United States History 1945-Present
- THIST 420 African-American Religious History
- THIST 430 Introduction to Public History
- THIST 437 Doing Community History
- THIST 440 Black Labor in America
- THIST 441 Black Freedom Movement in Perspective
- THIST 442 History of African American Education
- THIST 444 The Pacific Northwest
- THIST 445 History of Tacoma
- THIST 451 Renaissance Europe
- THIST 452 Art, Culture, and History of the Eternal City
- THIST 456 North American Regions
- THIST 457 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
- THIST 462 History of Vietnam
- THIST 463 Premodern Japan
- THIST 464 Modern China
- THIST 465 Modern Japan
- THIST 466 Modern Korea
- THIST 467 Siberia and the Russian Far East
- THIST 470 The Material World: Art and Artifacts
- THIST 474 Imperial China
- THIST 475 Twentieth-Century Britain
- THIST 477 Reformation and Counter-Reformation Europe
- THIST 478 Europe in the Nineteenth Century
- THIST 479 Modern European Culture
- THIST 480 Eastern Europe in Transition, 1940-2000
- THIST 484 The Pacific War
- THIST 486 Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society
- THIST 487 Technology in the Modern World
- THIST 488 History of Urbanization and the Environment
- THIST 490 Medieval Technology
- THIST 491 Advanced Topics in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean World
- THIST 495 The Metropolis
- TPOLS 329 Making of Modern Africa
- TPOLS 400 The American Presidency
- TSOC 346 The History of Childhood and the Family in the United States
- TSOC 432 Schooling in the United States
- TSOC 436 History of Social Welfare Policy in the United States
- TWOMN 347 History of Women in the United States
View History minor requirements prior to Winter 2019.
Declare a minor by completing the Request to Declare/Change a Major or Minor form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar. You must have earned a minimum of 45 credits and declared a major before declaring a minor. If you have any questions about this process, please see your advisor.
For questions about this minor, please contact the History minor coordinator, Associate Teaching Professor William Burghart.