history-minor

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of History is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with an undergraduate advisor in the department to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

Students have numerous advising resources available to them, including both professional and peer advisors. Information on the History advising team, how to contact an advisor, how to schedule an appointment, and drop-in advising hours can be found on the departmental website.

Upcoming career events and internship opportunities are also available on the History Advising Blog.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

The history minor requires a minimum of 24 credits. No more than three courses may be numbered below 300. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all history minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.

European History

Complete at least one course; includes British or Russian history.

European History course options

HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY 119 The Making of Modern Europe 1500-18154
HISTORY 120 Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present4
HISTORY 123 English History: England to 16883-4
HISTORY 124 British History: 1688 to the Present4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  208 Western Intellectual and Religious History to 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  209 Western Intellectual and Religious History since 15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  212 The History of Western Christianity to 17504
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  215 Life in the Middle Ages: An Inter-Departmental Course3-4
HISTORY 223 Explorations in European History (H)3-4
HISTORY 224 Explorations in European History (S)3
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY 270 Eastern Europe since 19003-4
HISTORY 271 History Study Abroad: European History1-4
HISTORY 303 A History of Greek Civilization3-4
HISTORY 307 A History of Rome3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  312 The Medieval Church3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  318 Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-14503-4
HISTORY 320 Early Modern France, 1500-17153-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  323 The Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  324 Science in the Enlightenment3
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST  328 Environmental History of Europe3
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  334 The Reformation3-4
HISTORY 348 France from Napoleon to the Great War, 1799-19143-4
HISTORY 349 Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 350 The First World War and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 351 Seventeenth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 352 Eighteenth Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 358 French Revolution and Napoleon3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY 361 The Emergence of Mod Britain: England 1485-16603-4
HISTORY 367 Society and Ideas in Shakespeare's England3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  368 The Bible in the Middle Ages3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655-19194
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  392 Women in History3-4
HISTORY 410 History of Germany, 1871 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 417 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 418 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 419 History of Soviet Russia3-4
HISTORY 420 Russian Social and Intellectual History3-4
HISTORY 424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-19913-4
HISTORY 425 History of Poland and the Baltic Area3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  426 The History of Punishment3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  437 Western Christianity from Augustine to Darwin4
HISTORY 467 Economic and Social History of Europe 1500-17503-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  470 Religious Thought in Modern Europe3-4
HISTORY 474 European Social History, 1830-19143-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  476 Medieval Law and Society3
HISTORY/​ED POL  478 Comparative History of Childhood and Adolescence3
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  502 Law and Colonialism3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  508 Health, Disease and Healing II3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  512 The Enlightenment and Its Critics3
HISTORY 514 European Cultural History Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CURRIC/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  518 Anti-Semitism in European Culture, 1700-19453
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  529 Intellectual and Religious History of European Jewry, 1648-19394
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  561 Greek and Roman Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4

U.S. History

Complete at least one course.

U.S. History course options

HISTORY 101 Amer Hist to the Civil War Era, the Origin & Growth of the U S4
HISTORY 102 American History, Civil War Era to the Present4
HISTORY 109 Introduction to U.S. History3-4
HISTORY 150 American Histories: The Nineteenth Century4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  160 Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  161 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  213 Jews and American Pop. Culture3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  219 The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb4
HISTORY 221 Explorations in American History (H)3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  261 American Legal History to 18603
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  262 American Legal History, 1860 to the Present3
HISTORY 272 History Study Abroad: United States History1-4
HISTORY 302 History of American Thought, 1859 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 304 United States, 1877-19143-4
HISTORY 305 United States 1914-19453-4
HISTORY 306 The United States Since 19453-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  321 Afro-American History Since 19003-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  322 Afro-American History to 19003-4
HISTORY 329 History of American Capitalism4
HISTORY 343 Colonial British North America3-4
HISTORY 344 The Age of the American Revolution, 1763-17893-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  353 Women and Gender in the U.S. to 18703-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  354 Women and Gender in the U.S. Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​LACIS/​POLI SCI  355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective3
HISTORY 391 The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789-18483-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  393 Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1848-18773-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  394 Science in America3
HISTORY 403 Immigration and Assimilation in American History3-4
HISTORY 408 American Labor History: 1900-Present3-4
HISTORY/​ED POL  412 History of American Education3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  416 Eastern European Jews in the United States, 1880s-1930s3-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​POLI SCI  422 Latino History and Politics3
HISTORY 427 The American Military Experience to 19023-4
HISTORY 428 The American Military Experience Since 18993-4
HISTORY 434 American Foreign Relations, 1901 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  460 American Environmental History4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  461 The American West to18503-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  462 The American West Since 18503-4
HISTORY/​ECON  466 The American Economy Since 18653-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  468 Popular Culture in the Multi-racial United States3-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  469 The Making of the American Landscape4
HISTORY/​AMER IND  490 American Indian History3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  504 Society and Health Care in American History3
HISTORY/​JOURN  560 History of Mass Communication4
HISTORY/​L I S  569 History of American Librarianship3
HISTORY 607 The American Impact Abroad: The Historical Dimension3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3

Non-Western History (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East)

Complete one course; Russian history does not fulfill this requirement.

African History course options

HISTORY 105 Introduction to the History of Africa3-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
HISTORY 278 Africans in the Americas, 1492-18083-4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
HISTORY 377 History of Africa, 1500 to 18703-4
HISTORY 378 History of Africa Since 18703-4
HISTORY 444 History of East Africa3-4
HISTORY 445 History of Equatorial Africa3-4

Central or East Asian History course options

HISTORY/​E A STDS  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
HISTORY 108 Introduction to East Asian History - Korea3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM/​E A STDS  276 Chinese Migrations since 15003-4
HISTORY 332 Islam Reform and Revolution in Central Asia3-4
HISTORY 335 Korean History, 1945 to present3-4
HISTORY 336 Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  363 China and World War II in Asia3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  456 Pearl Harbor & Hiroshima: Japan, the US & The Crisis in Asia3-4

South or Southeast Asian History course options

HISTORY 142 History of South Asia to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM/​LCA  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
HISTORY/​E ASIAN/​LCA/​RELIG ST  308 Introduction to Buddhism3-4
HISTORY 319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  450 Making of Modern South Asia3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  457 History of Southeast Asia to 18003-4
HISTORY/​LCA  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
HISTORY 463 Topics in South Asian History3
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  547 Religion, Colonialism & Modernity in Southeast Asia3

Latin American History course options

HISTORY 240 Colonial Latin America from Conquest to Insurgency4
HISTORY 241 Latin America from 1780 to 19404
HISTORY 242 Modern Latin America, 1898 to the Present4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​GEN&WS  245 Chicana and Latina History3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
HISTORY 278 Africans in the Americas, 1492-18083-4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​POLI SCI  422 Latino History and Politics3
HISTORY/​CHICLA  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
HISTORY 441 Revolution and Conflict in Modern Latin America3-4
HISTORY 533 Multi-Racial Societies in Latin America3-4
HISTORY 555 History of Brazil3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  564 Disease, Medicine and Public Health in the History of Latin America and the Caribbean3

Middle Eastern History course options

HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS/​LCA  472 Women in Turkish Society3
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4

Ancient/Medieval History

Complete one European or Non-Western history course with a focus on the European or Mediterranean area before C.E. 1500 or with the history of Africa or Asia before these areas fell heavily under European influence. This course may also be counted toward the fulfillment of the other distribution requirements above.

Ancient/Medieval History course options

HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  112 The World of Late Antiquity (200-900 C.E.)4
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY 123 English History: England to 16883-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  208 Western Intellectual and Religious History to 15003-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  215 Life in the Middle Ages: An Inter-Departmental Course3-4
HISTORY 303 A History of Greek Civilization3-4
HISTORY 307 A History of Rome3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  312 The Medieval Church3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  318 Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-14503-4
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
HISTORY/​ENGL/​RELIG ST  360 The Anglo-Saxons3
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  368 The Bible in the Middle Ages3
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  426 The History of Punishment3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  439 Islamic History From the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  454 Samurai: History and Image3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  457 History of Southeast Asia to 18003-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  459 Rule of Law: Philosophical and Historical Models3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  476 Medieval Law and Society3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​FRENCH/​ITALIAN/​MEDIEVAL  550 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in Medieval Civilization3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  561 Greek and Roman Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​MEDIEVAL/​S&A PHM  562 Byzantine Medicine and Pharmacy3

Historical Research

Select one course. This course may also be counted toward the fulfillment of the other distribution requirements above. HISTORY 201 is specifically designed to be a research methods course and is strongly recommended. Multiple topics will be offered every fall and spring under this number.

Historical Research course options

HISTORY 201 The Historian's Craft3-4
HISTORY 319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  354 Women and Gender in the U.S. Since 18703-4
HISTORY 408 American Labor History: 1900-Present3-4
HISTORY 418 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  458 History of Southeast Asia Since 18003-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  461 The American West to18503-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  462 The American West Since 18503-4
HISTORY 503 Irish and Scottish Migrations3
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  519 Sexuality, Modernity and Social Change3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3

Electives

Complete additional coursework, if necessary, to reach the minimum of 24 credits. It is recommended that students completing the history minor take a one-year continuous course in American history (e.g., HISTORY 101 and HISTORY 102).