Department of International Relations


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 many 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]

PLSC 202  

International Relations

(3)[S]

AND

PLSC 203

Comparative Politics

(3)[S]

OR

IR 206

International Political Economy

(3)[S]


Students must also take an additional two 300-level or above courses (6 credit hours) in the following prefixes: AMST, HIST, IR, and PLSC. Students may also substitute one upper-level course approved by the Minor’s Program Lead from the following prefix designations: ECON, PHIL, and SBSA.