Minor Coordinator

Francis Bradley
fbradl21@pratt.edu
Office: Dekalb Building 319

Overview

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies is pleased to offer the Minor in History. The minor draws from the vibrancy of the art and design environment of the institute while training students in the cultural, social, and political dimensions of the history of the world and its regions. The minor aims to engage students in the study of histories of resistance, of social and cultural change, and long historical processes that have shaped the modern world.

Students should speak with their academic advisor and the minor coordinator before filling out a minor declaration form.

How to Minor in History

The minor can be combined with any undergraduate major and requires the completion of 15 credits approved in History. There are three requirements each of which is outlined in greater detail below:

  1. One course in Global/Comparative History
  2. Two courses in an area of concentration
  3. One capstone course

1. ONE COURSE IN GLOBAL/COMPARATIVE HISTORY

  • CH-300 World Civilizations I
  • CH-400 World Civilizations II
  • SS-220 Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
  • SS-292 Epidemic Disease in History
  • SS-314 Piracy and Smuggling on the High Seas
  • SS-340 Middle East Society and Culture
  • SS-343 Latin American Society
  • SS-480 Africa: Society and History

2. TWO COURSES IN AN AREA OF CONCENTRATION

The minor currently offers seven areas of concentration from which to choose:

  1. Environmental
  2. Gender
  3. Islam
  4. Maritime
  5. United States
  6. Urban
  7. Customized area (student designed)

A) Enviromental

  • SUST-310 Global Environmental History
  • SUST-311 American Environmental History
  • SUST-410 Nature and Technology in History

B) Gender

  • SS-322 Women in Muslim Worlds
  • SS-431 Ancient Bodies/Ancient Cities
  • HMS-331A History of Sexuality

C) Islam

  • SS-220 Islam from Muhammad to the Great Khans
  • SS-340 Middle East Society and Culture
  • SS-420 Islamic Philosophy
  • SS-421 Merchants, Scholars, and Mystics: Islam in Maritime Asia
  • SS-423 Merchants, Trade, and Empire
  • SS-480 Africa: Society and History

D) Maritime

  • SS-314 Piracy and Smuggling on the High Seas
  • SS-366 The Caribbean Experience
  • SS-421 Merchants, Scholars, and Mystics: Islam in Maritime Asia
  • SS-422 Great Port Cities of the World
  • SS-423 Merchants, Trade, and Empire

E) United States

  • SS-243 The Story of Freedom in the U.S.
  • SS-272 History of the 1970s
  • SS-435 American Civil War and Reconstruction
  • SS-485 African-American Society and Culture

F) Urban

  • SS-422 Great Port Cities of the World
  • SS-424 Who Built New York City?
  • SS-431 Ancient Bodies/Ancient Cities

G) Customized Area of Concentration

Designed by the student and approved by the minor coordinator.

3. ONE CAPSTONE COURSE

The final requirement of the history minor is a capstone course in which students will take one 400-level seminar course.

  • SS-420 Islamic Philosophy
  • SS-421 Merchants, Scholars, and Mystics: Islam in Maritime Asia
  • SS-422 Great Port Cities of the World
  • SS-423 Merchants, Trade, and Empire
  • SS-424 Who Built New York City?
  • SS-451 American Civil War

ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES

To fill out the remaining credits required for the minor, students may take any of the courses mentioned above, as well as any of the following:

History of Architecture

Students may take two courses in the history of architecture as partial fulfillment of the credits required for the history minor drawn from the following list:

  • ARCH-251 History and Theory of Architecture 3
  • ARCH-252 History and Theory of Architecture 4
  • ARCH-292V Italian Modern History: Rome
  • ARCH-565.05/.06 Pre-Columbian Architecture
  • ARCH-565.13/.14 Dialogical & Poetic Strategies
  • ARCH-582.03/.04 Architectural Analysis: On Site NYC
  • ​ARCH-595.09/.10 Urban Genetics

History of Art and Design

Students may take one upper-level course in the history of art or design as partial fulfillment of the credits required for the history minor drawn from the following list:

  • HA-304 Greek and Roman Art
  • HA-323 Baroque Visual Culture
  • HA-327 Art Since the Sixties
  • HA-360 Survey of Photography: Uses, Styles, and Reactions 1839-Present
  • HA-341 History of Film I
  • HA-342 History of Film II
  • HA-350  Arts in a Changing World
  • HA-454  Contemporary Arts of Africa
  • HA-470  A History of NY Architecture
  • HA-501 Renaissance Art
  • HA-502 Asian Art
  • HA-504 Aegean and Greek Art
  • HA-507 Art by Women: 15th Century-Present
  • HA-509 Impressionism/Post-Impression
  • HA-510 Chinese Landscape Painting
  • HA-512 African Art
  • HA-515 Southern Baroque Art
  • HA-516 Northern Renaissance Art
  • HA-520 American Art
  • HA-522 Pre-Columbian Art
  • HA-529 Roman Art
  • HA-531 Medieval Art I
  • HA-532 Medieval Art II
  • HA-533 Oceanic Art
  • HA-553 Dada and Surrealism

History of Philosophy

Students may take one course in the history of philosophy as partial fulfillment of the credits required for the history minor drawn from the following list:

  • PHIL-208 History of Philosophy, Ancient to Medieval
  • PHIL-209 Modern Philosophy: History and Problems

Minor Curriculum

History Minor, 2017
U7240.MINOR.16