A minor in History is a fantastic complement to a variety of other degree programs, particularly Geography, Communications, Art History, Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Anthropology, and Sociology. Students can tailor the minor to their specific geographical and topical interests or can choose to minor in Public History. The minor in History is an incredibly flexible platform. The minor requires 18 hours of history credits, 12 of which must be taken at the 4000 level. 

Recommended Course:

HIST 1120 United States History since 1877 (3 hours)

For more information, please contact the history minor advisor, Dr. Jennifer McNabb at jennifer.mcnabb@uni.edu.

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Minor easily allows for complimentary double majors, minors and certificates.


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Required Coursework

Electives in history

(12 hours must be 100/3000/4000-level) 18

HIST 1120 United States History since 1877

And one course from the following list are strongly recommended:

HIST 4510/5510 Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
HIST 4520/5520 Europe from World War I to the Present
HIST 4610/5610 English History since 1688
HIST 4620/5620 History of Modern France
HIST 4640/5640 Modern Mediterranean Europe: History and Culture
HIST 4650/5650 Modern Central and Eastern Europe
HIST 4660/5660 History of Imperial Russia
HIST 4670/5670 History of Soviet Russia
HIST 4675/5675 Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
HIST 4680/5680 Military History from Napoleon to the Present
HIST 4690/5690 Modern European Women's History

Total Hours 18

*HIST 1120 and one European history course from Category B are strongly recommended.