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History Minor

Effective Winter 2016

Exclusions:

A minor in History is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the Department of History, nor to those pursuing a minor in Modern European Studies.

Advising

Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.

The History Department offers a three-tiered advising structure.

Tier 1: Faculty Advisors from the History Department's Undergraduate Committee

  • declaring a history major - obtaining general advice about the nature, purpose, and utility of a history degree
  • recommending a faculty mentor
  • approving study abroad and transfer credit
  • declaring an academic minor in History

To make an appointment, go to /lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 2: The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • obtaining general advice about the requirements for the major
  • checking progress towards the major or minor
  • completing the graduation checklist and release

To make an appointment, go to /lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduates/advising.html.

Tier 3: Individual Faculty Mentors

  • obtaining approval for a survey sequence and a major theme
  • getting advice about course selection
  • obtaining advice about career planning

Students generally meet with a Tier 2 advisor for help in selecting a mentor, but all subsequent advising will be done by that individual professor.

Faculty who go on leave will designate a substitute, and inform all their mentees of the temporary change.

Students must arrange appointments directly with their mentors, and are expected to do so at least once a term. It is the student's responsibility to take the initiative in setting up these meetings.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  • Five courses (at least 15 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, covering at least two of the following areas: North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East/Central Asia, Africa, Asia, and Transregional/Global.
  • At least four of the five courses must be at the 200-level or above; at least two courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Constraints

  • First-Year Seminars do not count toward the minor.
  • Two mini-courses will equal one regular course.
  • AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Residency

Four of the five courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

History Minor (Winter 2015-Fall 2015)

Effective Winter 2014-Fall 2015

A minor in History is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the Department of History, nor to those pursuing a minor in Modern European Studies.

History minor programs must be planned with a department advisor.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Requirements for the Minor

Six courses (at least 17 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, covering at least two of the following areas: North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East/Central Asia, Africa, Asia, and Transregional/Global. Two mini-courses will equal one regular course.

At least five of these six courses must be at the 200-level or above; at least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

First-Year Seminars do not count toward the minor.  

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Conditions: Four of the six courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

History Minor (Winter 2012-Fall 2013)

History Academic Minor

Effective Winter 2012-Fall 2013

A minor in History is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the Department of History, nor to those pursuing a minor in Modern European Studies.

History minor programs must be planned with a department advisor.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

Six courses (at least 17 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, covering at least two of the following areas: North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East/Central Asia, Africa, Asia, and Transregional/Global. Two mini-courses will equal one regular course.

At least three of these six courses must be at the 300-level or higher; three courses at the 200-level or above. 

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Conditions: Four of the six courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).