History Minor

A history minor is a great way to explore historical questions and issues while you pursue a concentration in a different field. The flexible course offerings in the minor program allow you to select the history courses that interest you the most and best fit with your career goals. The coursework you complete in the history minor provides you with the research, writing and critical thinking skills desired by most employers.

We offer a straightforward, coherent and yet flexible program that will provide you with a solid introduction to the discipline, as well as the interpretive and analytical skills historians depend on and employers value.

You will become a consciously critical reader, a concise and compelling writer, and a person who not only "knows stuff" but who can tell others what that "stuff" means and why it matters.

Why Grand View?

  • Available on campus or online.
  • Dynamic, highly acclaimed classes with award-winning teachers.
  • Internship opportunities in historical societies, libraries, public record offices and museums.
  • First-hand research opportunities and collaborative work with faculty.
  • Study abroad options.
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • Have strong research, writing, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Enjoy learning about historical facts.
Career Options

With this minor, you may become a/an:

  • Historian
  • Teacher
  • Museum/archives director
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat/Foreign service
  • Officer in the U.S. military
  • Journalist
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Business/public administration
Course Requirements

History Minor (24 Credits)

World History Required Courses (select 2)

HIST 103 The Ancient World 3 credits
HIST 104 The Medieval World 3 credits
HIST 105 The West in the Modern World 3 credits

U.S. History Required Courses (select 2)

HIST 111 Colonial America 3 credits
HIST 112 The U.S.: Republic to Empire, 1789-1898 3 credits
HIST 113 The American Century: U.S. History Since 1898 3 credits

Additional Courses

12 additional hours in History (at least two courses in U.S. History and two courses in History other than the U.S.) 12 credits

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