Minor in History

APU history minors engage in thoughtful study of the past in order to gain the proper perspective for making judgments in the present.

18 units


The Department of History and Political Science maintains the following requirements for each of the minors it offers:

  1. Students must complete all prerequisites for any HIST or POLI course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description).
  2. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all political science and history courses required for the minor.
  3. Students must complete each HIST or POLI course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of History and Political Science.
Select one of the following:3
World Civilizations to 1648 1, 2
World Civilizations Since 1648 1
Select one of the following:3
United States History to 1877 1
United States History Since 1877 1
United States History to 1930 3
Select four of the following:12
The Varieties of History
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Modern Africa
Topics in French History
History of American Foreign Affairs
The American West
History of American Immigration 4
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation
Enlightenment Europe
Europe 1789-1914
Europe 1914-1992
History of the Middle East I: Early and Medieval Islam
History of the Middle East II: Modern Middle East
History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A Year in Time
Colonial Era
The Revolution and the Republic
Civil War and Reconstruction
Emergence of Modern America
Modern America
Modern American Intellectual History
Colonial Latin America
Ritual and Re-enactment in Modern Latin America
Humanities Seminar
Topics in Cinema and History
Historical Themes
Directed Research
Total Units18

Meets the General Education Humanities: History requirement.


Completion of the honors humanities major or minor satisfies the HIST 120 requirement.


For liberal studies majors only.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the major events, ideas, and trends in American history.
  2. Describe and analyze the major events, ideas, and developments of world history.
  3. Analyze primary and secondary sources and develop a historical argument based on them.
  4. Articulate how a Christian worldview informs the study of history.