History Minor

Minor - History

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 20

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: A minimum of 20 credits in History are required, of which at least 9 must be upper-division.


Summary

Introductory History Courses

8

History Elective Courses

12

Total Hours

20


Introductory History Courses

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

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

8

HSTA 101H

American History I

or HSTA 103H

Honors American History I

HSTA 102H

American History II

or HSTA 104H

Honors American History II

HSTR 101H

Western Civilization I

or HSTR 103H

Honors Western Civilization I

HSTR 102H

Western Civilization II

or HSTR 104H

Honors Western Civilization II

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


History Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 elective credits in American, European, and/or World History, at least 9 of which must be upper-division.

Note: Students who fulfill the introductory history course requirement via an AP exam score must complete 20 elective credits.

12

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching History Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching Methods Requirement

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach history, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.