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Undergraduate Program

Minor and Clusters

Minor

The minor in history consists of six courses:

  • At least two geographical courses, from two different geographical areas:
    • Africa
    • Asia and the Pacific
    • Europe
    • Latin America
    • The Middle East
    • North America
  • At least one pre-1800 course
  • At least one post-1800 course

No more than two courses can be from AP or IB credits, transfer courses, study abroad courses, or cross-listed courses taught by faculty members not based in the Department of History.

For information about AP or IB credit, and how to declare a minor, see the advising page.

Clusters

The department offers 14 clusters, all in the social sciences academic division.

Latin American History and Culture (S1HIS019)

This cluster introduces students to the study of the Latin American region. Students develop an appreciation for the Native American, colonial, and/or modern experiences that have shaped diverse cultural groups throughout Brazil, the Caribbean, and Spanish America.

Social History and History of Daily Life (S1HIS015)

This cluster explores the perspectives, methods, and findings of social history.

Cultural and Intellectual History (S1HIS009)

Students in this cluster learn about the perspectives, methods, and findings of cultural and intellectual history.

African-American History (S1HIS002)

Students in this cluster will learn about the history of African-Americans from the age of slavery to the present.

African History (S1HIS011)

Students in this cluster study the history of colonial and contemporary Africa.

European History (S1HIS006)

Students in this cluster learn about the course of European history from late antiquity to the 20th century.

BRIC Nations History (Brazil, Russia, India, China) (S1HIS018)

This cluster familiarizes students with the histories of current rising world economic and political powers, and makes them better informed 21st-century global citizens.

War, Revolution, and Society (S1HIS004)

This cluster explores the impact of war and revolution on the making of the modern world.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (S1HIS017)

Students in this cluster learn about different perspectives on the development of knowledge in science and medicine and its application and social impact.

American History (S1HIS008)

Students in this cluster learn about the course of American history from colonization to the 20th century.

Global Perspectives (S1HIS003)

This cluster familiarizes students with the history of imperial and transnational relationships, and their role in the making of the modern world.

East Asian History (S1HIS010)

This cluster explores the history of East Asia, focusing on Japan and China.

Economic History (S1HIS007)

Students in this cluster learn about the perspectives, methods, and findings of economic history.

Russia and East European History (S1HIS016)

This cluster explores the history of Russia and the Soviet Union.