The minor in History is flexible in that it can provide depth to a variety of majors by granting a larger historical understanding of a subject. Thus students majoring in political science but with a special interest in the Middle East or Europe can gain a much deeper understanding of how events in the past have shaped present dilemmas. Likewise, those wishing to attend law school can choose from a range of courses in legal history. You can tailor the minor to suit your individual interests. History courses teach not only background, but methods of research, analysis, and writing. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
Choose 1 course (3 credits) about Pre-Industrial or non-Western history (A 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own)
HI 207 Ancient World to 180 A.D.
HI 208 The Middle Ages
HI 209 Europe, Renaissance to Waterloo, 1300-1815
HI 215 Latin America to 1826
HI 216 Latin America Since 1826
HI 263 Asian Civilizations to 1800
HI 264 Modern Asia: 1800 to Present
HI 270 Modern Middle East
HI 275 Introduction to History of South and East Africa
HI 276 Introduction to History of West Africa
Choose 1 course (3 credits) about United States or Post-Industrial Western history (A 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture)
HI 205 Western Civilization Since 1400
HI 210 Modern Europe 1815-Present
HI 221 British History to 1688
HI 222 History of British Cultures and Societies
HI 233 The World in the 20th Century
HI 251 Early American History
HI 252 Modern American History
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Choose 2 courses at the 400 level and 2 courses at the 300 level or above.
2 courses at the 300 level or above (6 cr)
2 courses at the 400 level (6 cr)
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students may declare their intention to complete the history minor at any time. Students are, however, encouraged to discuss their interests and intentions with the minor adviser early in their college careers. Students will work with an adviser to create a minor plan. Once this plan has been created, students can complete the application form and submit for approval by the Department.
Dr. Kimler will certify the minor prior to graduation. Paperwork for certification is completed once the student has completed the courses for the minor or at the beginning of the student’s final semester, whichever occurs first. Still, students should check with the adviser no later than the pre-registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State to make sure they are not missing any courses for the minor.
Contact PersonDr. William Kimler474 Withers Hall, 919.513.2238,