Minor

The History Minor: A Practical and Convenient Choice

The History Minor provides an excellent way for students in other majors to explore their interest in history while developing the research, writing, and critical thinking skills sought by employers and graduate schools.

The minor is eighteen (18) credits, thus requiring only a total of six courses. For many students, six of those eighteen credits may be completed as part of the university's general education requirements. This means that for most students, they can complete the History minor by taking one 200-level and three 300-level History classes.

History Minor Requirements

  • History 105: Foundations of Global Cultures
  • History 106: Thinking Historically in a Global Ag
  • Hstory 201: Early History of the United States
    or History 202: Recent History of the United States
  • One 300-level European History course
  • One 300-level United States History course
  • One 300-level course in the history of Africa/Asia/Latin American/or the Middle East

The Philosophy Minor: A Great Way to Sharpen Your Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills

The Shippensburg University Philosophy minor provides a great way to learn about the history of Western Philosophy, to explore ethical issues, and to develop high-level critical thinking and logic skills.

Philosophy Minor Requirements

The Philosophy Minor is an eighteen (18) credit program:

  • Philosophy 248 History of Ancient Philosophy
    or Philosophy 249: History of Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 210: Ethics
    or Philosophy 340: Contemporary Ethics
  • One 200-level Philosophy course (not PHL 248 or PHL 249)
  • One 300-level Philosophy course
  • Two additional Philosophy course at any level

Declaring A History or Philosophy Minor

To declare the minor, you only need to complete the Minor Declaration form (click here) and bring it to the History/Philosophy Department Office at 122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center.

If you have any questions about the History or Philosophy minor, feel free to contact the History/Philosophy Department at history@ship.edu.


What's New?!

Tea and History with Dr. Betty Dessants, Monday, Apr. 11, 2-2:30 pm, DHC Fishbowl

On Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2-2:30 pm in the DHC Fishbowl, the History/Philosophy Department and the Shippensburg University Women in History Network will be hosting a Russian Tea with Dr. Betty Dessants, Shippensburg University Professor of History. Dr. Dessants will be discussing how she became interested in history, her challenges, observations, and career as a professional historian. Come join us for tea and great conversation with Dr. Dessants!

A View from the History Classroom: A Talk with Mr. Chris Pavone, Monday, Apr. 11, 7:30 pm DHC 205

The History Alumni Mentoring Network & the History/Philosophy Department are proud to welcome back to campus Mr. Chris Pavone,a recent graduate of the department who is now teaching social studies at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. He will be sharing about his experiences at Ship in the history education program, and his journey from the campus to the high school classroom. The talk will be Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm in Dauphin Humanities Center 205.

Department Spring Newsletter is Now Available!

To view the Spring Newsletter for the History Department: Click Here!

Join us for the SU History Club meeting every Monday this Spring Semester

Location: Dauphin Humanities (DHC) 205

Time: 7:30pm 

For more information, contact History Club President: Tyler Newcomer Email: tn9044@ship.edu