Minor

 

GW History student taking notes

 

Requirements for the customizable history minor include a base course in European, American or world history, as well as five electives.

Some minors also choose to take advantage of departmental connections to unique internship opportunities, with options including the Smithsonian Institution, Tudor Place Historic House and the American Battlefield Trust.

 


How to Declare a Minor

  1. Download and complete the Declaration of Major/Minor Form.
  2. Bring it to the History Department undergraduate advisor during office hours for a signature.
  3. Bring a signed copy of the form to the History Department office so that we can add you to the history minors listserv.
  4. Submit the signed form to the Undergraduate Advising Office.

Columbian College students should declare their minor no later than the beginning of their senior year. 

 


Course Requirements

Note: The required 1000-level course may also be fulfilled by:

  • scoring a 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination in U.S., European or world history or
  • scoring at least a 650 on an SAT II in U.S. or world history.

Read more about Advanced Placement equivalents on the GW bulletin.

Undergraduate students who select a minor in history must declare their intention to a departmental advisor no later than the beginning of their senior year.

Required
One of the following:
HIST 1011World History, 1500-Present
HIST 1110European Civilization in Its World Context
HIST 1120European Civilization in Its World Context
HIST 1121The War of Ideas in European and International History, 1750-Present
HIST 1310Introduction to American History
HIST 1311Introduction to American History
At least five upper-division history courses numbered 2000 and higher