History Minor

The Undergraduate Minor in History is open to Cal State L.A. undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines who are not majoring in History or History's Teacher Preparation Option - from engineering and chemistry to theater and dance.

The program includes a sequence of courses with the same general objectives as the History major, allowing for a deeper understanding of societal development in all aspects of experience and environment, and of the relevance of the past to the present.

The program permits pursuit of a wide range of interests within the purview of historical methodology (see our Areas of Departmental Specialization webpage), and may be of particular interest to students planning for careers in fields where knowledge of the historical diversity and background of human cultures and societies is essential: business, journalism, communications, law, nursing, social work, international relations, political science, sociology, anthropology, etc.

Download a checklist of the program requirements for the History minor.


Requirements for the History Minor: 18 units

I. Lower-Division Required Courses (6 semester units)

Select two courses from the following list:

  • HIST 1010: World History to 1500 (3)
  • HIST 1020: World History, 1500 to Present (3)
  • HIST 1500: Asian-American History (3)
  • HIST 1600: History of Asia (3)
  • HIST 2010: United States History to 1877 (3)
  • HIST 2020: United States History, 1877 to Present (3)
  • HIST 2050: Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (3)

II. Upper-Division Required Courses (6 semester units)

Select any two 4000-level courses in History (with the HIST prefix).

III. Upper-Division Elective Courses (6 semester units)

Select any two courses in History (with the HIST prefix) at the 3000- or 4000-level.


History Courses

Download a complete list of the History Department's courses.