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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Minor

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Everything has a history.  From sugar to science, from the Colosseum in Rome to the ruins of Mesa Verde.  MSU Denver History students study our complex past in small class settings with world-class historians and dedicated teachers. For maximum flexibility, many courses are available in both the on-campus and/or remote setting.  Our students develop breadth while refining their critical thinking and research skills.  The History Department believes in the power of a university education to liberate minds, and we are resolute in our service to students from traditionally marginalized communities.  We hope you will join us as we explore the rich and complicated history of humans through time around the globe.

Students minoring in History complete twenty-one (21) credits of History courses.

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in History will complete 21 credits of History courses. Those courses that fulfill MSU Denver General Studies requirements can also count within the History Minor. A History course taken to satisfy the MSU Denver Multicultural Graduation requirement can apply in the History Minor as well. Please see a History Advisor for details.

A minimum of nine credits in History courses must be upper-division (3000 or 4000 level), and the department recommends that students maximize the number of upper-division history courses that they take for the Minor. Students are also encouraged to take a Historical Writing and Thinking course (HIS 3000-3050).

Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. History minors must have a GPA of 2.0 in the minor and an overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

Total Credits for the History Minor

Upper-division Course Minimum (HIS 3000 - HIS 4999) 9 credits
Elective History Courses (HIS 1000 - HIS 4999) 12 credits
Minor Total 21 credits


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