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Minor In History (18 Credit Hours)

History Minor Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the AUK History minor, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic historical understanding of modern world history.
  • Acquire familiarity with the uses of historical comparison as an analytic tool.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to deal with differences in interpretation.
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize and interpret multiple forms of evidence (textual, visual, oral, statistical, artifacts from material culture).
  • Apply basic historical methods of research.
  • Recognize the distinction between primary and secondary sources, understand how each are used to make historical claims.
 
Students wishing to minor in History* are required to take 6 courses (18 credit hours) of which at least 3 courses (9 credits hours) must be taken at AUK. Students must complete 3 core courses (9 credit hours):
HIST 105 World History Since 1900 (3) [S]
HIST 205 Modern Europe (3) [S]
 
And one of the following:
HIST 110 Twentieth Century Middle East (3) [S]
HIST 201 History and Politics of Kuwait (3) [S]
 
*Since some history courses at AUK do not carry the HIST prefix, non HIST-prefix history courses are listed below and may be counted toward the Minor in History:
AMST 121 US History Since 1900 (3) [S]
AMST 220 Early American Political History (3) [S]
AMST 402 American Social History in the Twentieth Century (3)
AMST 409 American Foreign Policy Since WWII (3)
IR 400 Colonialism (3)
 
Students must also take an additional three 300-level or above HIST courses (9 credit hours) and/or history courses which are 300-level and above in AMST or IR.

 
Minor In International Relations (18 Credit Hours)

 
Students wishing to minor in International Relations are required to take 6 courses (18 credit hours) of which at least 3 courses (9 credits hours) must be taken at AUK. Students must complete the following four core courses (12 credit hours):
     
HIST 201 History and Politics of Kuwait (3) [S]
IR 101 Introduction to International Relations (3) [S]
IR 202 Trends in International Relations (3) [S]
 
AND
 
PLSC 203 Comparative Politics (3) [S]
 
OR
 
IR 206 International Political Economy (3) [S]
 
Students must also take two 300-level or above courses (6 credit hours) in the following prefixes: AMST, HIST, IR, and PLSC. Students may substitute one upper-level course approved by the minor’s Program Lead from the following prefix designations: ECON, PHIL, and SBSA.
 
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