Studying history provides crucial insights into questions such as who we are and where
we came from.
Understand the past and how it impacts the present by adding a minor in History.
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Why minor in history?
With a minor in History from UND, you'll be prepared to explore big questions, conduct
research and explain the past in ways that are meaningful to the present.
The history major draws from courses in North American, European and World history,
and prepares graduates for careers in professional fields including:
Public or digital history
UND also offers a B.A. in history. Whichever program you choose, you'll graduate with
high-demand skills like the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
History Minor Courses
HIST 240. The Historian's Craft. 3 Credits.
An introduction to research and writing history. Students will learn critical reading of secondary sources, how to locate and evaluate resources, how to analyze evidence, how to apply the style and form of historical writing, and how to utilize methods of research. Students will also study historiography and types of historical writing and practice. F,S.
HIST 330. The United States: Social and Cultural, 19th Century. 3 Credits.
A survey of the contributions of social institutions (such as the family, school, and church) to the development of a national culture. The colonial background is considered briefly, but emphasis is given to the first half of the nineteenth century. Changing attitudes toward social reform, intellectualism, class status, and minorities (such as children, women, blacks, and Indians) are examined. Competing regional trends in economics, social, political, and intellectual attitudes and institutions provide the dynamics for understanding the failure of nationalism during the antebellum period. On demand.
PHIL 300. History of Philosophy I (Ancient/Modern). 3 Credits.
The ancient Greeks and Romans laid the foundations for even The focus on Ancient Philosophy will investigate the foundations of Western philosophy through the study of ancient Greek and Roman thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Lucretius, and Seneca, who raised and attempted to answer questions about topics such as: the nature of truth and knowledge; what is and how/can we live the good life; and what is justice. The focus on Modern Philosophy will highlight 17th and 18th century rationalist and empiricist philosophers like Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant. Their influence on Enlightenment thought, including issues like doubt, certainty, free-will, perception, and belief will be explored in this version of the course. Course is repeatable, given the different emphases of Ancient and Modern Philosophy (Fall of odd years will be Ancient, even years will be Modern). Repeatable to 6 credits. F.
PHIL 312. American Philosophy. 3 Credits.
This course will consider some of the major figures of 20th and 21st century American Philosophy and Pragmatism through the theme of democracy and its relation to education, along with related issues of privilege/class/race in the U.S.; protest movements and activism; anti-intellectualism; and individualism and the common good. Philosophers studied may include: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, William James, Jane Addams, James Baldwin, John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Cornel West. F, odd years.
ART 210. History of Art I. 3 Credits.
Introductory survey of art history from Paleolithic to Renaissance. F.
ART 410. Advanced History of Art. 3 Credits.
Study of varied topics in the history of art and architecture. May be repeated as title changes. Possible subjects may include but are not limited to: Non-Western Traditions, 20th & 21st Century Art, Late 18th through 19th Century Art, Renaissance & Baroque Art and Feminist Art. Prerequisites: ART 210 and ART 211. Repeatable to 24 credits. F,S.
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