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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in History

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Students majoring in disciplines other than history may elect a minor in history. The history minor consists of 12 credits. The minor in History is flexible and thus it can provide depth to a variety of majors; students can tailor the minor to suit best their individual interests.


  1. Four history courses of 3 credits each (or 12 credits total) taken for a letter grade (C or better. Courses taken for a grade of Credit/No Credit will not count toward the minor.)
  2. Courses must be distributed in at least two geographic fields, i.e. at least one course (3 credits) must be taken in a geographic area different from the other three. (Currently, the geographic areas are defined as U.S., European and World/Non-Western.)
  3. At least two courses (6 credits) must be at the 300-level or above. Internships do not count toward completion of the minor, although students completing the minor may elect to include an internship as an additional course. Independent studies (tutorials) and HIST300 are available only to History Majors and, thus, do not count toward the minor.
  4. At least two of the courses (or 6 credits) must be taken in the History Department at Hunter College. Courses taken in other disciplines will not count toward the minor unless cross-listed and taken under the appropriate HIST course code. Transfer courses must beapproved by the History Undergraduate Advisor.

There are no prerequisites for the minor, although certain courses may have their own prerequisites.

Declaring a Minor in History:

Students are advised to declare their minor by the beginning of the upper junior semester, but must do it prior to their final semester (that of graduation). Declaration requires a planning session with the History Undergraduate Advisor and completion of the Major/Minor Declaration Form (to be obtained from the OASIS).

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