Students should refer to the History Minor Worksheet for the successful completion of at least seven History courses meeting the requirements.

Geographic Distribution

Your seven History courses must contain at least one course from each of the following area:

  1. United States (such courses are designated Major Dist: US);
  2. Europe (designated Major Dist: EUR);
  3. Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean (designated Major Dist: AALAC);
  4. Interregional (designated Major Dist: INTER).

Chronological Distribution

Your seven courses must contain at least two pre-1800 courses (designated <1800 in the course listings).

Limits and Exclusions

  1. At least five History courses must be taken in residence at Dartmouth College, one of them being HIST 96.
  2. HIST 7 (First-Year Seminar) and History 99 (Honors Thesis) may not be counted toward the Minor.
  3. Students may not include more than two of the following courses: HIST 1, 2 or 3.
  4. Students may not use more than two independent study courses (HIST 97) in satisfying the requirements of the Minor.
  5. At most one course in the minor may be taken under the NRO.
  6. Minor GPA is figured on all History courses taken.
  7. The Department will consider approving transfer credits for History majors/minors and non-majors only for History courses taken at institutions with which Dartmouth College has institutional exchange programs.