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History Minor

Note: This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Content Focus option of Elementary Education.

The History minor requires a minimum of 24 credits. No more than three courses may be numbered below 300. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all History minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus. Students may wish to consult with the History department undergraduate advisor, 3211 Mosse Humanities Building, 263-1800. Courses are History listings unless otherwise indicated.

European History. Complete at least one of the following course options; may include British or Russian history. 110, 115, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 208, 212, 215, 223, 224, 251, 253, 254, 270, 271, 303, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 316, 317, 318, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 326, 328, 333, 334, 339, 340, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 356, 357, 358, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 372, 373, 374, 392, 409, 410, 415, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429, 430, 431, 432, 437, 447, 467, 469, 470, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 502, 507, 508, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 517, 518, 529, 531, 532, 539, 540, 541, 554, 561, 568, 570, 577, 578

U.S. History. Complete at least one of the following course options: 101, 102, 109, 140, 150, 160, 161, 219, 221, 222, 247, 249, 258, 261, 262, 272, 290, 301, 302, 304, 322, 329, 330, 331, 343, 344, 345, 353, 354, 355, 390, 391, 393, 394, 395, 397, 398, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 411, 412, 416, 427, 428, 433, 434, 451, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 466, 468, 490, 504, 560, 569, 607, 625, 626, 628, 635, 636, 644

Non-Western History (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East). Complete at least one of the following course options (Russian history does not fulfill this requirement):

  • Africa: 105, 277, 278, 279, 297, 330, 376, 377, 378, 440, 443, 444, 445, 446
  • Central or East Asia: 103, 104, 106, 108, 255, 265, 332, 335, 336, 337, 338, 341, 342, 363, 453, 454, 455, 456
  • South or Southeast Asia: 142, 244, 246, 252, 319, 438, 442, 448, 450, 457, 458, 463, 547, 548, 621, 661, 663
  • Latin America: 240, 241, 242, 245, 260, 278, 279, 347, 422, 435, 436, 441, 533, 555, 556, 557, 564
  • Middle East: 138, 139, 205, 371, 375, 379, 439, 440, 472, 539, 540, 541, 660

Ancient/Medieval History. At least one semester course selected to meet the European or Non-Western/Latin American requirement must focus on the European or Mediterranean area before 1500 or on Africa or Asia before European influences became significant. This course may also be counted toward the fulfillment of the other distribution requirements above. Course options include the following: 107, 110, 112, 115, 121, 123, 205, 208, 215, 251, 303, 306, 307, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 316, 317, 318, 321, 325, 326, 333, 336, 339, 360, 366, 368, 369, 376, 426, 439, 442, 448, 453, 454, 457, 459, 476, 477, 507, 511, 517, 539, 550, 561, 562, 567, 569, 663

Historical Research Course, 3 crs. Choose from the following courses: 201, 319, 354, 408, 418, 458, 461, 462, 503, 516, 519, 546, or 628. This course may also be counted toward the fulfillment of the other distribution requirements above.

Additional credits to total 24. It is recommended that students completing the History minor take a one-year continuous course in American history (e.g., 101 and 102).