John Cabot University: the Academic Experience

Minor in History


How do individuals, societies, and cultures change over time? History students interpret the cultural, social, economic, and political factors that shape these changes, developing their intellectual agility, curiosity, and responsibility and their skills of historical analysis, critical reading and writing, and research. They go on to graduate studies in history and related fields, to professions such as law and teaching, and to careers requiring high-level analytical and communicative skills.

  • Explain and evaluate concepts and arguments used in philosophical debates over fundamental questions and concrete issues and applications.
  • Understand and interpret primary and secondary philosophical texts.
  • Develop reflective, analytical, interpretative, critical, creative, problem-solving, argumentative, and expressive skills.

Requirements for the Minor

Six courses with the HS prefix, including at least two 300-level courses


  • No more than one grade of lower than a C- will be accepted in courses applying to the minor.
  • In the case of multiple minors, no course may apply to more than one minor.
  • No more than two courses may apply to both the major and the minor.
  • At least four courses must be taken in residence at John Cabot.
  • Requirements for the minor must be completed by the time of graduation.