Department of History introduces undergraduate minor

Author: Carrie Gates

James Lundberg 02James "Jake" Lundberg

The Department of History has launched a five-course undergraduate minor, allowing students in any department or college to build a strong foundation in the discipline.

The minor begins with an introductory history workshop in which students learn to weigh evidence, evaluate arguments, and understand the nature of historical debate and ends with a capstone seminar focused on research.

Students also choose three elective classes from a variety of subfields — from economic history to the history of science and medicine — that can be tailored to fit their interests or course of study.

“Our minor will be a terrific option for those students wishing to supplement their programs across the university,” said James “Jake” Lundberg, director of undergraduate studies. “It will expose them to our world-class faculty with expertise in every imaginable subfield of the discipline, while offering a solid foundation in historians’ methods, approaches, and habits of mind.”

Students may contact Lundberg to declare the minor and to create a plan to fit their particular needs.