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 210. United States Military History. 3 Credits.
A survey from colonial times to the present of the Army's role in the formulation and implementation of national defense. Attention is given to the Constitutional and legal status of the Army, changing concepts in military organization and training, public attitudes toward the military, and the influences of the Army on American society. Specific wars and battles are studied in terms of military tactics and strategy. On demand.
HIST 305. Revolution, Protest, and Freedom. 3 Credits.
This course explores how ordinary people have used protest and revolution to promote ideas about freedom in the 20th century. It focuses on non-elites inside and outside of Europe's borders by examining the actions of women, colonial peoples, and the working classes. While it focuses on Europe the course incorporates a global view of how to understand protest and revolutionary social change. S, odd years.
PHIL 310. Philosophy of Art, Literature, & Film. 3 Credits.
This course will investigate the philosophical questions pertaining to artistic expression (aesthetics), including the visual arts (e.g., painting, sculpture, and film), literature, and music. Questions that may be explored include: whether definitions of art or beauty are possible; what the relationship between form and substance is in art; whether or not art should be valued as a product or process; how have new technologies affected art and its reception in society; and what role, if any, does art play in politics. This course will utilize representative texts from the history of philosophy, as well as a variety of examples from the arts. The course is repeatable when the course topic is different. Repeatable to 6.00 credits. F, odd years.
PHIL 140. Introduction to Philosophy of Education. 3 Credits.
You've been in school your entire life, but how much do you know about education? Do we get an education to get a job? Be better people? Get the most from our freedom? And, why do we need diverse classrooms, or tests, or grades? Introduction to Philosophy of Education asks these and related questions, exploring a long and interesting history of controversies about the nature and goals of education. It examines the relationship between teacher and student, curriculum and politics, and how student abilities and disabilities affect the classroom. This discussion-based course will help you better understand why you've been in school and what you should hope to get out of it. S, odd years.
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