Minor Course | Department of History

Minor Course

The Department of History offers Minors in History and Archaeology to undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines at SNU. Students who opt to take a Minor in either History or Archaeology acquire a basic understanding of these disciplines and can even apply for further studies in these fields.

The History Minor introduces students to a range of historical debates and issues, placing considerable focus on the interpretive methods required to understand evidence from the past. 

The Archaeology Minor enables students to interpret and use material evidence, to learn the field methods that are specific to archaeology, as well as appreciate how archaeological material, after it has been excavated or collected, is dealt with through analyses, curation and display.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A HISTORY MINOR

The Department of History offers an Undergraduate Minor in History to undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines at SNU, through a selection of courses offered as University-Wide Electives (UWEs) every semester. The Undergraduate Minor is intended for students who are keen to gain a deeper methodological understanding of the discipline by exploring its core issues, its thematic range and analytical approaches.     

Students opting for a Minor in History must successfully complete a total of 6 courses (or a total of 24 course credit hours) from the following groups:

  1. HIS 102: Does History Matter?
  2. 2 Core Courses in History
  3.  Departmental Electives 

A minor can be completed from courses in Group I or II alone, but students are encouraged to also take a course or two from the Departmental electives as well. Students interested in opting for a Minor in the discipline must do so as early as possible, preferably by the semester 3 or 4, leaving adequate time for planning coursework and fulfilling course requirements.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ARCHAEOLOGY MINOR

The Department of History offers an Undergraduate Minor in Archaeology to History Major students as well as students majoring in other discipline. The purpose of this Minor is to enable students to interpret and use material evidence, to learn the field methods that are specific to archaeology, as well as appreciate how archaeological material, after it has been excavated or collected, is dealt with through analyses, curation and display. Students will also be introduced to some of the theories that pertain to archaeology.

Students opting for this programme will take several courses in archaeology that will enable them to pursue more specialized graduate programmes in Archaeology as well as Museum Studies. The Minor will also be open to Major students of History. Students will have to obtain a total of 24 credits in order to complete the Archaeology Minor, within a minimum period of three years. 

ARC 101/HIS 101 Introduction to Archaeology, is compulsory for the Minor in Archaeology.

 

 

*For details regarding the courses for History and Archaeology, please contact the Department UG Advisor for the year, Dr Meera Visvanathan