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  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

History Minor


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Students find that a minor in History makes an invaluable contribution to their studies. A knowledge of history provides an appreciation of the context within which important developments in politics, art, literature, philosophy and science or technology take place, and is necessary to an understanding both of their origins and their implications.

Minimum Requirements


To be awarded a minor in History, students must successfully complete at least 24 units.

Lower Division Minor Requirements [8 units]


  • Two lower division HIST courses

Upper Division Minor Requirements [16 units]


  •  A minimum of four upper division HIST courses

The following guidelines pertain to all SSHA minors:


  • To complete any SSHA minor, students must complete a minimum of five courses, at least four of which must be upper division.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • All minor course requirements must be completed with a C- or better.
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) in upper division courses is required. The only exception is a minor in Arts, for which the minimum GPA in upper division courses is 2.7 (B-).
  • At least three of the five required courses must be taken at UC Merced.
  • Only one course may be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for two minors.
  • Only one course may be used to satisfy both a minor and a major requirement.
  • Students must consult the UC Merced General Catalog for prerequisites to required courses.

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