History Minor

From art and design to business and technology, history is a vast, shared cultural resource upon which all creative people draw. History is also the critical analysis of cause and effect over item, and it asks big questions, the kinds of questions all college students should get a chance to ponder. How did we invent capitalism and how does it work?  Why do we live in a democracy and what are its limits?  Have we always been so obsessed with our race, gender, and sexuality?  As the powerful impose their will on the world, how have those with little power learned to win more?  Historians use the past to study how people change the way the world works. Study history and you'll start seeing ways that you can change the world too.

The following requirements below are intended for students beginning fall 2024. To declare your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator: 
Daniel Levinson Wilk


Take five (5) courses
EN 271Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 18653
EN 204Contemporary US Immigrant Literature and History3
EN 272Identity in America: History and Literature, 1865 to Present3
EN 274Voices of Civil Rights in American History3
EN 335Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present3
EN 338Introduction to Asian American History and Literature3
HA 211Asian American Art and Design3
HA 245Art of the United States3
HA 309History of Business in the Visual Arts: 1800-2000 (Honors)3
HA 385Racism and Antiracism in Public Art and Architecture of the United States (Honors)3
HI 200Queer Work: A Research Seminar in LGBTQ Business and Labor History3
HI 201Classics in African American History3
HI 202U.S. History: Civil War-Present3
HI 203Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.3
HI 204Leisure in America3
HI 205American Business from Slavery to the Present3
HI 206Pasts in the Present: Modern Chinese History since 18003
HI 207Hollywood: A History3
HI 208American History through Fabric, Fashion, and Dress3
HI 209Fashion and Slavery3
HI 210Sales and Service in World History3
HI 211Modern American History Through Food3
HI 212America at Night3
HI 214Career Networking: Lessons from the Past for Your Future3
HI 391U.S. History and Culture: 1860 to Present3
HI 392
HI 393New York City and the Invention of America (Honors)3
HI 394Rebellion and Resistance in America (Honors)3
HI 395Big Ideas in History: Smith, Darwin, Marx, Freud (Honors)3
MC 202Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City3
MC 208Paris: Imagined and Real3
MC 209Hispanic Cultures In New York3
MC 306Africa: Contemporary Voices in Francophone Culture3
SS 243History of Economic Thought3

Semesterly course offerings are subject to change.