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    Minor in History at UW-L

    The perspective, context, and knowledge that can be gained from the study of history can be an excellent addition to a wide variety of majors from across the entire campus.  Combined with the research and writing skills of the study of history, historical knowledge can help situate studies in the sciences, business, economics, medicine, and the arts.

    There are  four different minors available in the Department of History, in each of the four existing emphases: the comprehensive coverage of the History Minor, the emphasis on one region of the world in the History Minor with Regional Emphasis, the thematic approach of the History Minor with Topical Emphasis, or the History Education Minor.

    Each of the four minors requires the accumulation of 24 credits.

    History Minor

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits
    Core Requirements: HIS 200; three credits from HIS 210, 230, 240, 250, 260, 285
    Category I:  History of Women, Gender and Sexuality – three credits from HIS 301, 305, 315, 359, 370, 371, 372, 383, 386, 389
    Category II: U.S. History – three credits from HIS 308, 310, 313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 336, 343, 345, 377, 378, 409, 410, 411
    Category III: Regional/World Culture – three credits from any two regional cultural zones (six total credits); Asia, HIS 316, 334, 335, 361, 362, 363, 364, 382, 394, 395, 404, 405, 412; Latin America, HIS 341, 342, 344, 347, 356, 404, 405, 412; Europe, HIS 311, 314, 339, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 358, 373, 404, 405, 412; Africa, HIS 385, 387, 388, 397, 398, 404, 405, 412
    Category IV: Classical World/ Religions – three credits from HIS 204, 275, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 353, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 374, 375, 396, 401
    Three credits of electives from HIS 200-300 level courses.

    History Minor with Regional Emphasis

    (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits
    Core Requirements: HIS 200; three credits from HIS 210, 230, 240, 250, 260, 285; 
    Three credits from each of the following categories:
    Category I:  History of Women, Gender and Sexuality - HIS 301, 305, 315, 359, 360, 370, 371, 372, 383, 386, 389
    Category II:  Classical World/ Religions - HIS 204, 275, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 353, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 374, 375, 396, 401
    Nine credits from one focus area selected from:
         European focus: HIS 311, 314, 339, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355,358, 373, 404, 405, 412 
         Asian focus: HIS 316, 334, 335, 361, 362, 363, 364, 375, 382, 394, 395, 404, 405, 412
         United States focus: HIS 301, 308, 310, 313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 336, 343, 345, 377, 378, 409, 410, 411
         Latin American focus: HIS 341, 342, 344, 347, 356, 404, 405, 412
         Ancient/Medieval World focus: HIS 204, 275, 327, 328, 329, 331, 332, 333, 340, 346, 353, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 372, 374, 375, 396 
    Three credits of electives from HIS 200-300 level courses.
    (History minors in teacher certification programs are also required to take HIS 307 for a total of 27 credits).

    History Minor with Topical Emphasis

    (All Colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits

    A. Core Requirements (9 credits): HIS 200 and six credits from HIS 210, 230, 240, 250, 260, or 285  
    B. Topical Emphasis (15 credits). Select one of the three emphases, with no more than 6 credits of that 15 coming from disciplines outside the department of history. 

         1. Public and Policy History: HIS 320, 322, 391, 393, 403, 407, 450; POL 211, 313, 317, 318; GEO 385*; ENG 327*, 335*; ARC 300*

    * Technical Skills Courses: Students are encouraged to complete three credits or more from this subset of courses.

         2. Religious Studies: HIS 205, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 333, 401, 450; SOC 315; ANT 320, 444; WGS 330/SOC 399; PHL 310, 331, 336, 349, 352, 360, 431

         3. Cultural and Social History: HIS 311, 387, 392, 397, 398, 404, 405, 406, 407, 412, 413, 450; ENG 301, 348; WGS 210, 373, WGS/SOC 375; ART 251, 252, 301

    History Education Minor

    (Teacher Certification programs) 24 credits
    Core Requirements: HIS 200; three credits from HIS 210, 230, 240, 250, 285 
    Category I: History of Women, Gender and Sexuality - three credits from HIS 301, 305, 315, 359, 370, 371, 372, 383, 386, 389 
    Category II: U.S. History - three credits from HIS 308, 310, 313, 316, 317, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 336, 343, 345, 377, 378, 409, 410, 411 
    Category III: Regional/World Culture - three credits from any two regional cultural zones (six total credits); Asia, HIS 316, 329, 334, 335, 339, 361, 362, 363, 364, 404, 405, 412; Latin America, HIS 341, 342, 344, 347, 356, 404, 405, 412; Europe, HIS 311, 314, 339, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 354, 355, 358, 373, 404, 405, 412; Africa, HIS 385, 387, 388, 397, 398, 404, 405, 412 
    Category IV: Classical World/ Religions - three credits from HIS 204, 275, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 340, 353, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 374, 396, 401 and electives from HIS 200-300 level courses.