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?!

Welcome-Back Ice Cream Social

Thursday, September 15, 2016 DHC "Fishbowl"

Come join the department students, faculty, and graduate students for make-your-own ice cream sundaes from 3:15-3:45 pm.  Starting at 3:45 pm we will be having the 1st Annual Quad Disc-Golf & History Trivia Competition. It should be a great way to start off the fall semester and reconnect with your fellow department members.

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