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History Minor Programs

Minor in History


The minor in history (reference number 392) requires a minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework, and combines well with a wide variety of programs across WKU.

Required courses for the minor are:

  • HIST 101 or 102
  • HIST 240 or 241

At least 12 additional hours must be taken in upper-division courses, with at least one upper-division course from each of the following areas: Afro-Eurasia; The Americas; Pre-Modern Era; and Modern Era. A single course can be counted toward completion of multiple area requirements.



African American Studies Minor


The African American Studies Program offers Western Kentucky University an enhanced cultural perspective and increased awareness of the African American experience. The program fosters an understanding of African American culture by

  • Offering students an African American Studies Minor, which when viewed from the cross-disciplinary perspective, provides a comprehensive and honest picture of the life and institutions of American people of African ancestry, and of their role in the development of the United States.
  • Sponsoring workshops, dialogues, and other activities throughout the academic year that foster critical thinking about our history, highlights our accomplishments in regards to the African American experience, and nurtures an understanding and presence of community.

Advisor: Andrew Rosa, andrew.rosa@wku.edu



Legal Studies


The Legal Studies minor provides students an interdisciplinary perspective while fostering greater understanding of the law as it relates to history, the sciences, and ethics in the United States and around the world.  While this minor will appeal to pre-law students, it can also serve as a background for a wide variety of careers, including public administration, academics, government, homeland security, non-governmental organizations and law enforcement.

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Minter, patricia.minter@wku.edu



Latin American Studies


The Latin American Studies Program offers WKU students an interdisciplinary overview of the people, culture, and history of the Latin American region, whether to fulfill personal interests or to build valuable communication and analytical skills for the job market after graduation. Students will be able to choose between a traditional academic minor or a planned certificate program to demonstrate more concrete skills (currently awaiting approval); in either case students are strongly encouraged to consider study abroad opportunities in Latin America or outreach projects with Hispanic communities in the U.S.

Advisors: Dr. Marc Eagle (marc.eagle@wku.edu) and Dr. David Keeling (david.keeling@wku.edu).




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 Last Modified 3/12/20