History at Aquinas College

History Minor

Minor Requirements:

Twenty-four (24) semester hours. Required courses:

  • HY101 or HY102 American History
  • HY161 or HY162 World History
  • At least one non-Western History course chosen from the following:
    • HY221, HY230, HY271, HY303, HY304, HY312, HY360
  • History Electives (15 semester hours)

A transfer student pursuing a minor in History must complete a minimum of 12 hours in History at Aquinas College. A student must earn a grade of C- or better in all history classes for the credits to count toward the History major or minor

Courses

  • HY101 American History (3) HP

    A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural development of the United States from discovery of the New World to the end of Reconstruction

  • HY102 American History (3) HP

    A survey of the development of the United States from the end of the Civil War era to the present.

  • HY161 World History (3) HP

    Survey of World History from the advent of settled farming communities until the maritime revolution of the fifteenth century (roughly 10,000 BC–AD 1500). Special topics covered include prehistory, the advent of civilization, the expansion of trade and cultural exchange, the social-political organizations of pre-modern societies and the emergence of the world’s great religious traditions.

  • HY162 World History (3) HP, GP

    Survey of World History from 1500 to the present. Major topics covered include the development of the scientific world view, the industrial revolution, imperialism, revolutionary movements, modern ideologies, world war, decolonization, and the Cold War.

  • HY221 History of Asia (3) HP

    This course examines the cultural, economic, political, and religious development of East Asian civilizations from ancient times until today, with an emphasis on China, Korea, and Japan.  Throughout the semester we will examine the ways in which patterns of East Asian political systems, cultural values, religions and social structures developed during the modern era. We will also explore each country’s distinct identity, the modernization process, and the fate of traditional institutions, systems, and customs.

  • HY230 Latin American History (3) HP

    A study of the history and culture of Latin America from the first European contact to the present. Special emphasis is placed on Latin American relations with the United States. 

  • HY271 The Middle East (3) HP

    Political, cultural, and economic development from ancient times to the present. Special topics include Islam, the Ottoman Empire, Zionism, the Arab-Israeli dispute, the Palestinians, and oil.

  • HY303 The History of China (3)

    A study of the cultural, political, and economic development of China with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Special topics include Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, European imperialism, the Communist Revolution, and U.S.-China relations

  • HY304 History of Japan (3)

    A study of the cultural and political development of Japan from ancient times to the present. Special topics include Buddhism, Shinto, the Samurai code, the Shogunate, the modernization of Japan, and U.S. - Japan relations

  • HY312 Special Topics in World History (3)

    Special topics in world history offered on an occasional basis. Historical Literature and Methodology