Interdisciplinary Minors

The History Department has a long tradition of supporting interdisciplinary minors, serving as program directors, offering courses within the minor, or both.  These minors are open to everyone, and history students are encouraged to consider adding one.

Minors Supported by the Department of History

Check out these programs’ websites for more information about the minors.

Sexuality Studies Minor

Women’s and Gender Studies Minor

Minors Housed within the Department of History

Latin American Studies

A student may earn a minor in Latin American Studies by completing at least 15 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any 300- and 400-level Special Topics or Independent Study courses that focus on Latin America and that have been approved by the Director of Latin American Studies.   As an interdisciplinary program, students are not confined to taking courses in one department; however, all 15 credit hours can be from a single department.  Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution with the approval of the Director of Latin American Studies.  The director may allow up to 12 credit hours to apply if earned at a Latin American university during study abroad. No more than 3 credit hours taken on a credit/no credit basis may count toward the minor. A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the courses counting toward the minor.

Contact: Dr. Chris White 304-696-2722 whitec@marshall.edu

GEO 408: Middle and South America
HST 301: Latin America from Discovery to Independence
HST 302: Latin America from Independence to Present
HST 305: Drug Wars in the U.S. and Latin America
HST 423: U.S.‐Latin American Relations
PSC 411: Latin American Politics
SPN 335: Latin America Culture and Civilization
SPN 411: Pre‐Modern Latin American Literature
SPN 412: Contemporary Latin American Literature
SPN 413: Literary Genres and Non‐Canonical Issues in Latin America
SPN 417/418: Hispanic Film and Literature
SPN 435: Contemporary Latin American Culture

African and African American Studies (AAAS)

A student may earn a minor in African and African American Studies by completing at least 12 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any Special Topics or Independent Study courses that have been approved by the Director of AAAS.  Because this is an interdisciplinary minor, students must take courses from at least two academic departments.  No more than 3 credit hours from courses taken on a credit/no credit basis can count toward the minor.  Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution; such courses must be approved by the Director of AAAS.   A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the courses counting toward the minor.

Contact: Dr. David Trowbridge 304-696-2717  david.trowbridge@marshall.edu
AAAS brochure: click here

ANT 440 African Cultures
CI 459 Multicultural Influences in Education
CJ 406 Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Crime
ECN 202 Intro to African Economies
ENG 240 Intro to African American Literature
GEO 407 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
GEO 409 North African and the Middle East
HST 312 African American History
HST 360 Race and Sport in American History
HST 365 Modern Civil Rights Movement
JMC 455 Women, Minorities, and the Mass Media
MGT 150 Diversity Issues in Business
MUS 171 African Drum and Dance
MUS 426 American Music and its Influences
PSC 422 African Political Systems
PSC 376 Black Politics
PSC 460 Civil Rights and Liberties
SOC 425 Race and Ethnicity
SOS 207 Problems of a Multicultural Society

Asian Studies

A student may earn a minor in Asian Studies by completing at least 15 credit hours from the courses listed below and/or any Special Topics or Independent Study courses that focus mainly on Asia and that have been approved by the Director of Asian Studies.  No more than 3 credit hours from courses taken on a credit/no credit basis can count toward the minor.  Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred from another accredited institution; such courses must be approved by the Director of Asian Studies.

Contact: Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva 304-696-2724 tabyshalieva@marshall.edu

ART 403: Art of Asia
CHN 203: Intermediate Chinese III
CHN 204: Intermediate Chinese IV
GEO 403: Geography of Asia
HST 265: Modern East Asia
HST 378: Modern Asia
HST 380: Civilizations of Asia to 1600
HST 435: Modern Japan
HST 436: Modern China
HST 439: Modern China through Film
JPN 203: Intermediate Japanese III
JPN 204: Intermediate Japanese IV
JPN 304: Japanese Literature
JPN 315: Advanced Japanese II
PSC 407: Asian Politics
RST 206: Introduction to the Religious Traditions of Asia
RST 360: Hindu Mysticism
RST 361 : Buddhism

 

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