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History, Minor

The discipline of history is central to the liberal arts and a defining feature of the Jesuit intellectual tradition. Historical study at Saint Louis University, including SLU's history minor, grounds students in research, critical thinking, and communication skills while enhancing their cultural awareness. 

Program Highlights

  • Saint Louis University's history minor offers small classes and one-on-one mentoring while covering every time period and region of the globe. Whether you see yourself working in a lab, collaborating on a satellite, teaching students, or shaping public policy, the faculty in SLU's history department is here to help you develop into a global leader. 
  • Saint Louis University's history undergraduate program hosts a vibrant extracurricular calendar that helps students network, hone their skills and share their passions for history.
  • Students in history courses are guided by professors who are outstanding writers, engaging speakers and leading experts in their fields. Faculty members have written for The New York Times and Washington Post and have been interviewed on NPR, PBS and St. Louis Public Radio. History students work alongside award-winning teachers who are deeply committed to helping students grow as thinkers and, in the best of the Jesuit educational model, as human beings. 
Required Courses
HIST 1110Origins of the Modern World to 15003
HIST 1120Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)3
HIST 2800Historian's Craft: Methods Proseminar3
HIST 4900Seminar in European History3
or HIST 4901 Sem: American History
or HIST 4902 Seminar in World History
History Electives 9
Choose 9 credits of HIST courses above 1120. History minors must have at least one course in 2 of the 3 following areas:
European History
Courses with an "European History" Attribute
U.S. History
Courses with an "U.S. History" Attribute
World History (Asian, African, Middle Eastern, or Latin American)
Courses with an "World History" Attribute
Total Credits21

Continuation Standards

  1. Grade of a B- or better in:
    • HIST 1110 Origins of the Modern World to 1500
    • HIST 1120 Origins of the Modern World (1500 to Present)
  2. A 2.0 minimum GPA for all history courses

Students can complete all or part of the history minor at SLU’s campus in Madrid.

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