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 on the (20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf);
  2. Europe (designated Major Dist: EUR on the (20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf);
  3. Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean (designated Major Dist: AALAC on the (20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf);
  4. Interregional (designated Major Dist: INTER on the (20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf).

Chronological Distribution

Your seven courses must contain at least two pre-1800 courses. On the 20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf, courses fulfilling the pre-1800 requirement are designated <1800.

Field of Concentration

All majors are encouraged to identify an area of concentration within the broad field of History. Establishing a critical mass of clases each related to a geographic, chronological or thematic concentration will enhance a student's ability to develop expertise and make connections.

All students graduating in or before 2016 are required to identify at least five History courses related to a field of concentration. One of these must be a culminating experience in the form of a HIST 96.

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.