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History Minor Requirements

The minor, which requires 21 credits, is organized around the student’s interest in a particular area of history. It is defined either by geography (e.g., United States, Latin America) or by topic (e.g., imperialism, social change). Courses must be taken for a letter grade. No grade lower than "C" may be applied to the history minor. At least twelve of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook. The specific distribution of the credits should be determined in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate studies.

Here's an example of an acceptable distribution of the 21 credits: 

• One two-semester survey course in the period of the student’s interest at the 100 or 200 level (6 credits)
• Two other courses at the 200 level (6 credits)
• Three courses at the 300 or 400 level (9 credits)

(Note: HIS 447, 487, or 495–496 may not be applied to the minor.)


History of Health, Science, and the Environment Minor Requirements

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits. At least nine of the 21 credits must be taken at Stony Brook, with three of the courses at the upper-division level. The specific distribution of the credits should be determined in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. An example of an acceptable distribution would be the following:

  • Three Courses in the student's interest at the 100 or 200 level selected from the list below (9 credits). 
  • Four courses in the student's interest at the 300 or 400 level selected from the list below (12 credits) (Note: HIS 447, 487, 488, or 495-496 may not be applied to the minor.) 

 

HIS 111: Environmental History of America.

HIS 237: Science, Technology, and Medicine in Western Civilization I. 

HIS 238: Science, Technology, and Medicine in Western Civilization II. 

HIS 286: The Global History of Human Health. 

HIS 302: Environmental History in Global Perspective.

HIS 321: Humans and Animals in the Modern World.

HIS 329: History of Industrial Hazards.

HIS 352: Environmental History of China. 

HIS 293: Disease in American History.

HIS 365: Environmental History of North America. 

HIS 368: Health and Disease in African History. 

HIS 386: The Maya. 

HIS 398: Topics in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. 

  • History of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
  • History of the American Mental Hospital.

Other courses that count towards the minor include:

  • AFS 374: Environment and Development in African History.