History Minor

History students

What are the required courses for a History minor?

A history minor can be combined with a major in a related or unrelated field.  Simpson College history minors find their analytical and communication skills relevant to jobs in a variety of careers as well as excellent preparation for fields like law, journalism and public administration.

The History minor requires the following six courses for completion:  

If you declare a History minor after the start of academic year 2015-2016, you will complete the following: 

Two 100-level courses

HIST 285 - Thinking Historically

One 200-level course  

Two 300-level courses


If you declare as a History minor before the end of academic year 2014-2015, students will complete the following:

Two Western Traditions Courses  

Choose one of the following courses: Hist 101 Western Civilization I; Hist 111 Western Civilization I (RTTP); Hum 101 Western Traditions I

Choose one of the following courses: Hist 102 Western Civilization II; Hist 112 Western Civilization II (RTTP); Hum 102 Western Traditions II

Two 200 Level Electives

Two 300 Level Electives