History minors at Ozarks receive training and experience in the craft of history. As they learn more information about the human past and its relevance to the human present, they also build their skills of research, analysis, and argumentation. History minors can also take advantage of the full range of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available to history majors, such as study abroad, internships, and membership in the Ozarks chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history.
History serves as a good minor to complement major programs in other LENS areas, such as Business Administration, Political Science, and Enviornmental Studies.
History minors develop the knowledge and skills that can help prepare them for graduate study in history or other graduate and pre-professional programs, such as law school, seminary, or a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).
History minors can also prepare themselves for careers in public history, working as reseachers, interpreters, or administrators in museums, parks, archives, and other historical institutions that serve the public.
- HIS 2113: United States History IThis course surveys the major social, economic, political, and diplomatic issues that helped shape the region of the present-day United States from the pre-Colombian era through the Civil War. Highlights include early exploration, colonial development, the American Revolution, the emergence of an American national identity, and the conflict over slavery.
- HIS 2253/4253: Ancient and Medieval HistoryThis course provides a detailed examination of selected events, themes, and issues in the history of western civilization between approximately 1300 BCE and 1300 CE. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the rise and fall of classical Greece and Rome, the origins and importance of European Christianity, cross-cultural relations between the West and the Islamic world, and the evolution of European government and society from the early through the high Middle Ages.
- HIS 4013: HistoriographyThis course investigates various historians and schools of history. It begins with development of the western historical tradition in the ancient world and continues through modern and postmodern theories and methodologies of the twentieth century. This course also covers methodologies of historical research, and current issues in public history.