Undergraduate Minor Programs
A minor in history, reflecting the structured and sequential offerings within the department, affords students who do not choose to major in history the opportunity to develop expertise within the discipline consistent with their interests and their plans beyond graduation. The minor is designed to give the non-history major an introduction to the basic skills of the historian and the depth of advanced study of the discipline offered within the department whether generally or specifically.
Competencies, Knowledge, or Skills to be achieved:
Students completing the minor will have the beginning skills of the historian and advanced work within the discipline consistent with their interests. They will be experienced both in technique and knowledge and therefore be better prepared for their professional options following graduation.
Minor programs affiliated with our Department:
African American Studies - Designed to underscore the contributions of people of African descent to, and their roles in, American history and to emphasize the importance of diversity to the Corps of Cadets. Through broad interdisciplinary study, the program aims to highlight an appreciation for the significant ways race, gender, and ethnicity have combined to shape our cultural heritage while promoting the values of excellence in teaching, research, and community service.
East Asian Studies - Provides well-qualified upperclassmen the oppurtunity to develop a secondary field of expertise in a discipline of vital national interest.
History - Allows students who do not choose to major in history, the oppurtunity to develop expertise within the discipline consistent with their interests and their plans beyond graduation. Students may choose to specialize in World, European, United States, Non-Western, or Military and Diplomatic History.
International Relations -A multidisciplinary concentration of courses and academic experiences that seeks to prepare students to be more informed citizens and more effective leaders of an increasingly transnational world.
Southern Studies - A multidisciplinary concentration of courses and academic experiences that seeks to promote a better understanding of the American South and, thereby, to prepare students to be more responsible citizens and more effective leaders of that increasingly important region of the United States.