History Minor

Minor - History (Minor)

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 26

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: A minimum of 26 credits in History are required of which

  • 6 credits must be in American (AM) History,
  • 6 must be in European (EU) History, and
  • 6 in World (WRLD) History (Asian, Islamic, African, Latin American or international).

History minors must complete at least 9 upper-division credits.


Introductory History Courses8
American History Electives6
World History Electives6
European History Electives6
Total Hours26

Introductory History Courses

Note: Student must select either the regular or honors version of a course to apply to the requirement.

These courses count toward the American, World, and European electives.

AP Policy: Those students scoring a "5" on either the American History or European History AP exam are excused from the above requirement. These students earn credit toward graduation but do not earn credit toward the history degree.

Select two of the following:8
American History I
American History II
Honors American History I
Honors American History II
Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Honors Western Civilization I
Honors Western Civilization II
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American History Electives

Select 6 credits from the following:6
Special Topics
Montana History
Special Topics
Early American Republic
American Civil War Era
Birth of Modern US
America in Crisis
U.S. History: WWII to Present
U.S. in the 1950s
U.S. in the 1960s
American Military History
Movie America
Afr Amer Hist to 1865
Afr Amer Hist Since 1865
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War
Wmn Amer Civil War to Present
Alcohol in American History
AmericanConstitutional History
History of American Law
Families & Children in America
Special Topics
Special topics
Environmental History
20th Cent Amer West
Indians of MT since Rsrvtn Era
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

World History Electives

Select 6 credits from the following:6
The Silk Road
Special Topics
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
East Asian Civilizations
Central Asian Cult & Civ
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld
Special Topics
Latin America: Reform & Revolution
Special Topics
Independent Study
Lat Am Human Rgts & Memory
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C

European History Electives

Select 6 credits from the following:6
Age of Absolut 1648-1789
Europ Social & Intellect Hist
Europ Social & Intellect Hist
Britain 1485-1688
Britain from Rev - Reform 1688
France Revol 1789-1848
Modern France
Italy: 1300-1800
Italy: 1800-Present
Russia to 1881
Russia Since 1881
Eastern Europe
European Internal Relat
Special Topics
Independent Study
Special Topics
Independent Study
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching History Track

A teaching minor is an academic minor which may contain different course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a teaching major in a content area plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of either a teaching major or a teaching minor in that content area.

The term ‘minor’ for this teaching option refers to courses that need to be completed. To sign up for this option, you need to contact the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Do not fill out a minor form for graduation or the minor section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Teaching Methods Requirement

Rule: Complete the following course.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-