2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

History Minor


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History Overview


The History Department offers a major, a minor, and elective courses for non-majors. Curricular offerings are organized by the history of individual nations, regions, and social groups, while following the movements of people and ideas across geopolitical and metaphorical boundaries.

Courses consider a range of topics from the history of politics, to the history of gender, religion, culture, social movements, and everyday life. History courses, no matter the specific topic of study, educate students to read and evaluate sources, frame research questions, synthesize evidence and ideas, and write with clarity and concision. History students are well prepared for life after Clark, with recent graduates pursuing careers in museums, law, education, and medicine.

For more information, please visit the History Department’s website.

Minor Requirements


Students who wish to obtain an undergraduate minor in history and matriculated at Clark prior to Fall 2021 must meet the following requirements: a minimum of six history courses, at least three at the 200 level, and no more than four in any one geographical area. At least one of the six courses must be a seminar or a proseminar.

Students who wish to obtain an undergraduate minor in history and matriculated at Clark in Fall 2021 or later must meet the following requirements: a minimum of six history courses including History 120 (Writing History) and a specialization of four courses (three at the 200-level and one seminar). One history course may be in any area and at any level - likely an introductory course taken early in the student’s program of study. Students may select a geographic specialization in US, European, or Global history or may instead choose, in consultation with their advisors, to define a thematic specialization. Possible specializations include, but are not limited to, transnational history, Jewish history, history of human rights, history of gender, political history, or the history of violence. 

History minors may count no more than two “Passes” toward the minor.  In other words, students must have at least four letter grades in the History courses.  Please note History minors may not take Hist 120 Pass/Fail.

 


 

History Faculty


Program Faculty


Elizabeth Imber, Ph.D.
Edward Kesse, Ph.D. expected May 2023
Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Nina Kushner, Ph.D
Lex Jing Lu, Ph.D.
Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Amy Richter, Ph.D., Chair
Elyse Semerdjian, Ph.D.
Frances Tanzer, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty


Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Meredith Neuman, Ph.D.
Kristina Wilson, Ph.D.

Senior Research Faculty


Taner Akçam, Ph.D.

Janette T. Greenwood, Ph.D.

Douglas Little, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty


Robert Dykstra, Ph.D.
Alden Vaughan, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty


Daniel Borg, Ph.D.

Drew McCoy, Ph.D.
 

History Courses


by Geographic Area/TRACK


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