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Department of History

Minor in History

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements HISTMIN

A Minor in History is a valuable credential and a flexible complement to any major. History classes—from ancient Greece to the 1960s, from San Francisco to Shanghai—prepare you to understand the modern world. You can engage with these fascinating topics while developing analytical, writing, and communication skills that are consistently prized by all employers.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. History Courses. 15 credit hours:
    • HIST-A 100 Issues in United States History
    • HIST-A 112 American Diversity: A History
    • HIST-A 200 Issues in United States History
    • HIST-A 205 Asian American History
    • HIST-A 207 Introduction to Native American History
    • HIST-A 222 Law in America
    • HIST-A 225 Elvis, Dylan, and Post-War America
    • HIST-A 230 American Pleasure: Leisure and Enjoyment in Modern U.S. History
    • HIST-A 235 History of American Empire
    • HIST-A 240 Get Me Out! The History of Birth
    • HIST-A 245 Indians and American Popular Culture
    • HIST-A 250 Cultural Encounters in the Early Modern World
    • HIST-A 261 Modern American Women's History
    • HIST-A 263 Mammy to Michelle: Black Women's History
    • HIST-A 265 Gender and Sexuality in American History
    • HIST-A 270 U.S. Labor History
    • HIST-A 300 Issues in United States History
    • HIST-A 301 Colonial America
    • HIST-A 302 Revolutionary America
    • HIST-A 307 American Cultural History
    • HIST-A 309 The South before the Civil War
    • HIST-A 313 Origins of Modern America, 1865--1917
    • HIST-A 317 American Social History, 1865 to the Present
    • HIST-A 325 American Constitutional History I
    • HIST-A 347 American Urban History
    • HIST-A 348 Civil War and Reconstruction
    • HIST-A 352 History of Latinos in the United States
    • HIST-A 355 African American History I
    • HIST-A 356 African American History II
    • HIST-A 363 Hoosier Nation: Indiana in American History
    • HIST-A 369 Issues in Early United States History
    • HIST-A 378 The United States and China
    • HIST-A 379 Issues in Modern United States History
    • HIST-A 380 The Vietnam War
    • HIST-A 382 The Sixties
    • HIST-A 383 Rock, Hip Hop, and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present
    • HIST-A 384 Antebellum America
    • HIST-A 385 America's Pacific
    • HIST-A 386 History of the American Home
    • HIST-A 387 American Dreams: Elvis to Springsteen
    • HIST-A 388 Evolution/Creation Controversy (in Modern America)
    • HIST-A 393 American Sexual Histories: Salem Witch Craze to the Age of Viagra
    • HIST-A 394 Wenches, Witches, and Welfare Queens: Images of Black Women in U.S. History
    • HIST-A 395 Sex, Lies, and Diaries: Untold Southern Stories
    • HIST-A 398 Disability in the United States
    • HIST-A 400 Issues in United States History
    • HIST-B 100 Issues in Western European History
    • HIST-B 200 Issues in Western European History
    • HIST-B 204 Medieval Heroes
    • HIST-B 208 Pagans and Christians in the Middle Ages
    • HIST-B 215 Religion, Magic and Witchcraft, 1000--2000
    • HIST-B 226 The Mafia and Other Italian Mysteries
    • HIST-B 260 Women, Men, and Society in Modern Europe
    • HIST-B 270 Inside Nazi Germany
    • HIST-B 300 Issues in Western European History
    • HIST-B 301 Issues in Medieval European History
    • HIST-B 302 Issues in Early Modern European History
    • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History
    • HIST-B 313 The Crusades
    • HIST-B 315 European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
    • HIST-B 321 European Jews in the Age of Discovery
    • HIST-B 322 Jews in the Modern World
    • HIST-B 323 History of the Holocaust
    • HIST-B 324 Zionism and the State of Israel
    • HIST-B 330 The Jews of Spain
    • HIST-B 348 Byzantine History
    • HIST-B 351 Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages
    • HIST-B 352 Western Europe in the High and Later Middle Ages
    • HIST-B 353 The Renaissance
    • HIST-B 354 The Reformation
    • HIST-B 356 French Revolution and Napoleon
    • HIST-B 357 Modern France
    • HIST-B 359 Europe from Napoleon to the First World War I
    • HIST-B 360 Europe from Napoleon to the First World War II
    • HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I
    • HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II
    • HIST-B 366 Paris and Berlin in the 1920s: A Cultural History
    • HIST-B 368 Modern Italy
    • HIST-B 374 The Cultures of Modern Europe
    • HIST-B 377 Germany, Reformation to 1871
    • HIST-B 378 Germany, 1871 to the Present
    • HIST-B 386 British Sexual Histories: From Regency Scandals to Sexual Revolution
    • HIST-B 391 Themes in World History
    • HIST-B 400 Issues in Western European History
    • HIST-C 200 Issues in Ancient History
    • HIST-C 205 Islamic History and Civilization
    • HIST-C 210 History of the Modern Middle East
    • HIST-C 215 Sparta at War
    • HIST-C 220 Ancient Leaders and Leadership
    • HIST-C 230 Israel: History, Society, Culture
    • HIST-C 300 Issues in Classical and Byzantine History
    • HIST-C 305 Issues in Near Eastern History
    • HIST-C 320 The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
    • HIST-C 325 The Roman Empire
    • HIST-C 366 Cities on the Edge of War
    • HIST-C 376 Greek History: Bronze Age to the Persian Wars
    • HIST-C 377 Greek History: The Persian Wars to the Legacy of Alexander
    • HIST-C 388 Roman History
    • HIST-C 390 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
    • HIST-C 400 Issues in Ancient History
    • HIST-D 100 Issues in Russian and East European History
    • HIST-D 102 Icon and Axe: Russia from Earliest Times to 1861
    • HIST-D 103 The Making of Modern Russia
    • HIST-D 200 Issues in Russian/East European History
    • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
    • HIST-D 205 The Cold War
    • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History
    • HIST-D 302 The Gorbachev Revolution and the Collapse of the Soviet Empire
    • HIST-D 303 Heroes and Villains in Russian History
    • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe
    • HIST-D 308 Empire of the Tsars
    • HIST-D 309 Russia in World War II: Battles and People
    • HIST-D 310 Russian Revolutions and the Soviet Regime
    • HIST-D 312 Histories of the Cold War
    • HIST-D 320 Modern Ukraine
    • HIST-D 321 Hungarian History and Civilization to 1711
    • HIST-D 322 Hungarian History and Civilization 1711--1918
    • HIST-D 325 Path to Emancipation: Nationalism in the Balkans, 1804--1923
    • HIST-D 327 The Habsburg Empire, 1780-1918: Nation-Building and Imperial Decline
    • HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe 1900--1943
    • HIST-D 330 Eastern Europe 1944--Present
    • HIST-E 100 Issues in African History
    • HIST-E 200 Issues in African History
    • HIST-E 300 Issues in African History
    • HIST-E 331 African History from Ancient Times to Empires and City States
    • HIST-E 332 African History from Colonial Rule to Independence
    • HIST-E 333 Conflict in Southern Africa
    • HIST-E 334 History of Western Africa
    • HIST-E 336 History of East Africa
    • HIST-E 338 History of Muslim West Africa
    • HIST-E 340 African Popular Culture
    • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
    • HIST-F 200 Issues in Latin American History
    • HIST-F 300 Issues in Latin American History
    • HIST-F 336 Modern Central American History
    • HIST-F 340 Modern Argentina
    • HIST-F 345 History of Cuba and Puerto Rico
    • HIST-F 346 Modern Mexico
    • HIST-F 348 Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Reality
    • HIST-G 101 East Asia in World History
    • HIST-G 200 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-G 210 Frontier China
    • HIST-G 300 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-G 325 History and Environment in China
    • HIST-G 350 Modern South Asia: Eighteenth to Twentieth Century
    • HIST-G 357 Premodern Japan
    • HIST-G 358 Early Modern Japan
    • HIST-G 369 Modern Japan
    • HIST-G 372 Modern Korea
    • HIST-G 380 Early China
    • HIST-G 382 China: The Age of Glory
    • HIST-G 383 China: The Later Empires
    • HIST-G 385 Modern China
    • HIST-G 387 Contemporary China
    • HIST-G 400 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-H 101 The World in the Twentieth Century I
    • HIST-H 102 The World in the Twentieth Century II
    • HIST-H 103 Europe: Renaissance to Napoleon
    • HIST-H 104 Europe: Napoleon to the Present
    • HIST-H 105 American History I
    • HIST-H 106 American History II
    • HIST-H 205 Ancient Civilization
    • HIST-H 206 Medieval Civilization
    • HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization
    • HIST-H 208 American-East Asian Relations
    • HIST-H 210 Britain's Road to Modernity
    • HIST-H 211 Latin American Culture and Civilization I
    • HIST-H 212 Latin American Culture and Civilization II
    • HIST-H 213 The Black Death
    • HIST-H 220 American Military History
    • HIST-H 227 African Civilizations
    • HIST-H 231 Women, Men and Family in History
    • HIST-H 233 Sports in History
    • HIST-H 237 Traditional East Asian Civilization
    • HIST-H 238 Introduction to South Asian History and Civilization
    • HIST-H 239 Blood and Guts! An Introduction to the History of Western Medicine from Antiquity to the Present
    • HIST-H 245 Convict Sydney and the Gadigal: Exploring Australian History Since 1788 at Sydney Cove
    • HIST-H 251 Introduction to Jewish History: From the Bible to Spanish Expulsion
    • HIST-H 252 Introduction to Jewish History: From Spanish Expulsion to the Present
    • HIST-H 259 American Jewish History
    • HIST-H 260 History of Women in the United States
    • HIST-H 270 What is History?
    • HIST-H 301 Digital History
    • HIST-H 313 Unwritten Histories of IU: Name, Place, and Belonging
    • HIST-H 333 Epidemics in History
    • HIST-H 397 Working in the Archives
    • HIST-J 300 Seminar In History
    • HIST-J 301 Seminar in History for Teachers
    • HIST-J 400 Seminar in History
    • HIST-J 425 History Capstone Seminar
    • HIST-K 392 Honors Seminar
    • HIST-K 393 Reading for Honors
    • HIST-K 498 Senior Honors Paper
    • HIST-K 499 Senior Honors Thesis
    • HIST-T 100 Screening History
    • HIST-T 101 Popular History
    • HIST-T 300 Issues in History
    • HIST-T 400 Issues in History
    • HIST-W 100 Issues in World History
    • HIST-W 125 Cities and History
    • HIST-W 130 The Century of Women (1900-Today)
    • HIST-W 200 Issues in World History
    • HIST-W 201 Slavery and Unfreedom in World History
    • HIST-W 203 World War I: Global War
    • HIST-W 210 Global Soccer
    • HIST-W 215 Natural Disasters in World Environmental History
    • HIST-W 220 The Social History of War
    • HIST-W 225 The Rich
    • HIST-W 300 Issues in World History
    • HIST-W 315 Photographing History
    • HIST-W 325 World War II: The Peoples
    • HIST-W 330 Money and History
    • HIST-W 335 The History of Genocide
    • HIST-W 350 Baseball as History
    • HIST-W 400 Issues in World History
    • HIST-X 376 Practicum in History
    • HIST-X 395 International Experience in History
    • HIST-X 444 History at Work
    • HIST-X 473 Internship for History Majors
    • HIST-X 490 Undergraduate Readings in History
  2. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Minor Area Courses
Unless otherwise noted in the requirements above, courses that may apply toward the Credit Hours and GPA requirements in this academic program include all courses with the HIST prefix.
    Restrictions

    The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the minor:

    • No more than three credit hours in each:
      • HIST-X 473 Internship for History Majors
      • HIST-X 490 Undergraduate Readings in History

    This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

    • Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies and History (AAADHISTBA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in History (HISTBA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in History and African American and African Diaspora Studies (HISTAAADBA)

    Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.