2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

History Minor 15 credits

Historians are explorers and storytellers. The past is our world, and history is our craft. The study of history trains students to uncover the forgotten voices and diverse perspectives of the past and explain their relevance to society today. It prepares students to make critical evaluations of long-term transformations that continue to shape the contemporary world, like racism, imperialism, industrialization, and globalization. History minors develop skills that are vital to meaningful careers and engaged citizenship. They become adept at locating and analyzing primary sources; formulating arguments supported by evidence; and presenting their findings through cogent writing, oral communication, and public presentations.

The minor includes one introductory course in United States, European, or World history, followed by a broad choice of elective courses. Elective courses allow students to focus on specific topics that interest them, such as genocide, transnational social movements, African and African American history, or gender inequality. Courses integrate interdisciplinary analyses through film, art, culture, and travel.

Requirements

Choose ONE (3 Credits):

CHIST 1501World History I

3

CHIST 1502World History II

3

CHIST 2121United States History to 1865

3

CHIST 2317Modern European History

3

CHIST 2330United States History from 1865

3

Choose FOUR (12 Credits):

CHIST 1501World History I

3

CHIST 1502World History II

3

CHIST 2121United States History to 1865

3

CHIST 3320Immigration and Ethnicity in American History

3

CHIST 2330United States History from 1865

3

CHIST 233820th Century World History

3

CHIST 3200Human Rights, Social Justice, and the Constitution in America

3

CHIST 3315Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

3

CHIST 2317Modern European History

3

CHIST 3322African American History

3

CHIST 3328America Since World War II

3

CHIST 3340The Women's Movement: A Historical Perspective

3

CHIST 3350Latin America Since 1900

3

CHIST 3355Modern India: From Colony to Republic

3

CHIST 3360Africa Since 1800

3

CHIST 3400Founders' History and State Constitutions

3

CHIST 3450History of International Humanitarian Organizations

3

CHIST 3500History of Boston

3

CHIST 3600Africa in Film

3

CHIST 3888Selected Topics in History

3

CHIST 4030Modern Middle East History

3

CHIST 4049Great Britain in the Victorian Age

3

CHIST 4055The History of Modern China

3

CHIST 4200America in the Great Depression

3

CHIST 4800Senior Seminar in History

3

CHIST 4999Independent Study

1-9

CHUMS 3332Civil War Era: History and Literature

3

CHUMS 3300Travel/Study London

3

CHUMS 3331The Shock of the New: European and American Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century

3

CHUMS 3500Postcolonial History and Literature

3

CHUMS 3600Medieval History and Literature

3

CHUMS 3700Study-Travel: Paris at the Crossroads

3

At least SIX of these credits must be taken at the 3000-level or above.