Minors for Historical Studies Majors

Students majoring in Historical Studies (there is no separate Philosophy major) who want to minor in a field of Arts and Humanities must take a minimum of 18 semester credit hours in that field, 12 of which must be upper-division hours. Core courses offered by the School may count as lower-division hours toward the minor. Majors in Historical Studies may choose to minor in any of the following A&H fields:

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Gender Studies (The courses consist of GST 3300, two other Gender Studies core courses, and nine hours of approved Gender Studies electives. Offered in cooperation with the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.)
  • Literary Studies
  • Medical and Scientific Humanities
  • Music (Like other minors, the Music Minor is six hours of lower division courses plus twelve of upper division, divided between music history, theory and performance, including ensembles. A student who takes Understanding Music (MUSI 1306) or Music in Western Civilization (MUSI 2322) to fulfill the Core arts requirement already has three of the lower division hours. Participation in UT Dallas' Orchestra, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers or Advanced Ensemble can count for six hours of upper division credit. Alternatively, a student may choose to pursue upper division study in voice or an instrument (guitar or piano). To fill out the studies, a variety of music history (ex. MUSI 3322 History of the Guitar, History of Song) and music theory (ex. MUSI 3342 Creating Music, MUSI 3389 Digital Music) courses make up the additional coursework at the upper level.
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish/Hispanic Area Studies (Six semester credit hours of college-level Spanish and at least six credit hours in Social Sciences courses with a specific focus on Spain and/or Latin America, and six hours of such courses in Arts and Humanities. See the academic advisor for a list of approved courses. Offered in cooperation with the
    School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.)
  • Visual Arts

Majors in Historical Studies also may pursue a minor in a field in another School at UT Dallas. Some recommended minor fields:

  • Business Administration
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Affairs
  • Sociology

For a complete list of minors at UT Dallas, check out the Minors Handbook.