History - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

History Minor

“A people without history is like a man without memory: each generation would have to learn everything anew” – Henry Steele Commager

The History minor is designed for students who are interested in history but cannot commit to it as their major.  It makes an excellent companion for students majoring in pre-law and criminal justice, political science, literature and modern languages, philosophy, and sociology. 

The minor requires just eighteen credit hours beyond the core (HIST 1301 and 1302) and can usually be completed in one academic year.  After completing both halves of the Western Civilization (European history) survey (HIST 2311 and 2312), students choose two courses each from two large clusters of electives:

 World History Cluster (6 hours)

  • HIST 3303 - Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 3304 - Modern Latin America
  • HIST 3315 - Europe 1750‑1815
  • HIST 3317 - Europe 1815‑1914
  • HIST 3319 - Europe 1914 to the Present
  • HIST 3340 - Modern Asia
  • HIST 3350 - Dictators and Dirty Wars in Latin America
  • HIST 4340 - European Women’s History
  • HIST 4347 - History of Sexuality in the West
  • HIST 4342 - The Holocaust
  • HIST 4345 - European Thought and Culture, 1750-present
  • HIST 4346 - The Search for Modern China: From 1600 to the Present
  • HIST 4373 - Mexico: the Colonial Period
  • HIST 4374 - Mexico: the National Period
  • HIST 4375 - Cold War Kids: Growing Up in Latin America
  • HIST 4390 - Topics in History (European, Latin American, Asian, or World)

 U.S. History Cluster (6 hours)

  • HIST 3320 - Colonial and Revolutionary U.S.
  • HIST 3321 - The Early American Republic
  • HIST 3323 - Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 3324 - U.S. Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • HIST 3325 - Emergence of Modern U.S.
  • HIST 3326 - U.S. Since 2nd World War
  • HIST 3331 - Texas History
  • HIST 3335 - The U.S. Urban Experience
  • HIST 3345 - American Environmental History
  • HIST 4320 - U.S. Cultural Experience
  • HIST 4327 - U.S. Modern Popular Culture
  • HIST 4335 - The Military and United States History
  • HIST 4336 - Mexican American History
  • HIST 4337 - United States Women's History
  • HIST 4350 - Narratives of World War II in the Pacific
  • HIST 4390 - Topics in History (U.S.)

To learn more about the History minor, contact the History Undergraduate Coordinator or the Academic Adviser for History – or just ask your favorite History faculty member.

Click here for the catalog description of Minor in History.