Minor Requirements

Downloadable History Minor Curriculum Control Sheet

Downloadable American Studies Minor Curriculum Control Sheet

I. History Minor

Do you like History and do well in History courses you've taken (in High School and at WPU)?

Have you thought of adding a History Minor to your major?

History has a clear subject-matter relationship to Political Science, Literature, Philosophy, Music, and Art; it would make a valuable contribution to majors in those subjects. It would be of practical value to majors in Communication (especially for careers in broadcast and print journalism), or Accounting (business firms are especially interested in students with the research and analytical skills that History courses foster).

Did you know that membership in the History Honor Society--Phi Alpha Theta--is open to qualified students, even if they are not History majors?

Wouldn't your diploma be enhanced with a minor in History, which might also include membership in Phi Alpha Theta?

2011 HISTORY MINOR (entering WPU from Fall 2011)

HISTORY MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 18 CREDITS Credits Grade
HIST 2020 World History since 1500 OR   
HIST 2050 US: Through Civil War OR   
HIST 2060 US: Through Civil War    3 ______
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Non-Western history 
   3 ______
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Elective: 2000, 3000, or 4000 level 
   3 ______
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Elective: 2000, 3000 or 4000 level
   3 ______
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Elective: 3000 or 4000 level
   3 ______

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Elective: 3000 or 4000 level

*Prerequisites: None

   3 ______

 

 Pre-2011 HISTORY MINOR (entering WPU PRIOR to Fall 2011)

B. HISTORY MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 18 CREDITS Credits Grade
HIST 2050 US: Through Civil War    3 ______
HIST 2060* US: Since Civil War    3 ______
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Non-Western history 
   3 ______
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Elective: 2000, 3000, or 4000 level 
   3 ______
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Elective: 3000 or 4000 level
   3 ______
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Elective: 3000 or 4000 level
   3 ______

* Of the three electives courses, at least one must be in European History.

*Prerequisites: HIST 1010 (substitution: 1030 or 1040) and 1020 (substitution: 1040 or 1050)

II. American Studies Minor

Requirements........................................9 credits

HIST 2050 U.S. through Reconstruction or HIST 2060 U.S. since Reconstruction

ENG 3030 American Literature to 1865 or ENG 3040 American Literature since 1865

POL 1200 American Government

 (Students can double count courses from their major up to 9 credits.)

Electives (choose three).......................9 credits

HISTORY COURSES

HIST 2100 US Labor History

HIST 2530  American Slavery

HIST 2910  Civil Rights Movement

HIST 2950  US Immigrant Nation

HIST 3140 History of New Jersey

HIST 3160  US Women’s History

HIST 3170 US History of the 1960s

HIST 3180  American Colonies

HIST 3200  Jeffersonian & Jacksonian Democracy

HIST 3210  US Civil War

HIST 3220  Rise of Modern America 1867-1938

HIST 3230  US: New Deal-Cold War

HIST 3240  Social & Cultural History US Republic

HIST 3250 American Ethnic History

HIST 3260  US Foreign relations – 1898

HIST 3270  America as World Power

HIST 3280 U.S. Economic History

HIST 3440 Society at War–U.S. in WW II

HIST 3510  Public History

HIST 3550  US Urban History

HIST 3650  Pacific War

HIST 3660  The US & the Pacific

HIST 4030 Interpreting U.S. History

HIST 4040 Creation of the American Republic

HIST 4090 U.S. Labor History since 1865

HIST 4180  Rock ‘n’ Roll in American Society

HIST/ URBN 4900 Race, Ethnicity, & Changing City

Non-History Courses:

AWS 2410 African-American History to 1865

AWS 2420 African-American History Since 1865

AWS 3280 African-American Literary Experience I

AWS 3290 African-American Literary Experience II

AWS 4010 African-American Social Thought

ANTH 4200 Archaeology of North America

ANTH 2020 Anthropology of Education

ANTH 4080 Indians of North America

ARTH 2010 Approaches to Modern Art

ARTH 3310 Art in N. Y. 

ARTH 3320 History of Photography 

ENG 2030 Structure of Standard American  

ENG 3170 Modern American Literature

ENG 3190 Modern British and American Poetry

ENG 3260 Native American Literature

ENG 3420 Contemporary American Fiction

ENG 3510 Asian American Literature

ENG 3520 African American Poetry

ENG 3570 Becoming New York, 1844-1898

ENG 3500 Ethnic American Literature

GEO 3380 Geography of U.S. and Canada

GEO 3390 Geography of N. J.

GEO/URBN 3410 North American Cities

GEO 4410 Urban Planning Issues in America

ENG/LAS/ SPAN 2280 Latino Literature in the U.S.

MUS 3170 American Pop Music

PHIL 3180 American Philosophy

PHIL 3240 Philosophy and Feminism

POL 2250 Political Economy of the U. S.

POL 2260 American Judicial System

POL 3110 American Political Theory

POL 3220 American Presidency

POL 3270 Congress and the Policy Making Process

POL 3450 U.S. Foreign Policy

SOC 2410 Minority Groups in America

SOC 2420 Muslims & Islamic Institutions in the U.S.

URBN 2010 Introduction to Urban Studies

WGS 2030 Female Icons in U.S. Culture

WGS 3200 Women of Color in the U.S.