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Adopt new techniques while sharpening your understanding of human society with a minor in history.
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- Develop skills necessary for an ever-changing world
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History is a discipline that constantly adopts new techniques of analysis and new ways of gathering and presenting information. Students of history learn to use and create digital media, to perform quantitative as well as qualitative analysis, and to present their findings in compelling ways to all kinds of audiences. Students who pursue the minor in history study the growth and development of human society from all aspects political, social, economic and cultural.
The College of Liberal Arts and Science covers the history of Europe, the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Africa, and courses are designed to give students both breadth and depth in understanding today's complex world. History majors are in demand. They know how to find and evaluate evidence, form arguments and present analysis --- skills essential to most careers including law, business, education, medicine and government. Please note, students may only apply to a minor in combination with an existing degree program. Please speak with your academic advisor to ensure this minor is applicable with your major.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.