Minors

We offer a variety of minor options for non-History majors as well as for History majors who want complementary interdisciplinary coursework focusing on a particular historical theme.

Any major at UTA can be paired with the Geography Minor which consists of 18 hours of Geography coursework of which at least six (6) hours must be taken at the advanced (3000 and 4000) level. Students may count six hours of GEOL credit toward the Geography minor, so if you take Geology 1301 and 1302 for your core science credit, you are only a few courses away from a minor in Geography.

Geography is much more than just placing labels on a map, memorizing capitals and countries or just the natural stage upon which human history unfolds. As a geography minor you will learn how to employ the lenses of place, space, and location to better understand the dynamic nature of human-environmental relationships that shape us and our planet. Geography explores connections between the distinct cultural and physical landscapes and environmental processes of the earth’s major continents and regions. As a geography minor you will learn how to map and explore the earth from your own local ‘sense of place,’ to the planetary scale where a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the earth will offer you a new perspective on its oceanic and terrestrial bodies. We offer courses in human, physical, world, historical and film geography, in addition to geographical information systems (GIS), where you can acquire applied digital mapping and cartography skills. As a discipline that integrates the arts, humanities and sciences, your imagination is the only limit to how you can combine a minor in geography with your own chosen major.

Students earn the Geography Minor by completing six (6) courses in GEOG with at least two (2) upper-level courses (3000- or 4000-level). Students may count two (2) courses in Geology (GEOL) toward their Geography Minor.  The following GEOG courses are offered on a regular basis.

Introductory survey courses:

GEOG 2301 Physical Geography

GEOG 2302 Human Geography

GEOG 2303 World Regional Geography

Upper-level courses:

GEOG 3300 Research Methods in Geography

GEOG 3305 Maps and Mapmakers

GEOG 3310 Geography of the United States and Canada

GEOG 3320 Geography of Africa

GEOG 3334 Historical Geography of North America

GEOG 3336 Environmental History of the United States

GEOG 4330 Understanding Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GEOG 4340 Geographies of Film

GEOG 4350 Special Topics in Modern Geography

Geography Course Descriptions

For more information about the geography program, contact Dr. Andrew Milson (milson@uta.edu)

To declare your Minor in Geography, contact one of the Department's undergraduate advisors.

The History Minor gives students near total freedom and flexibility by allowing them to count almost any of the department’s courses toward their program of study. Better yet, the History Minor is the “easiest” minor for any UTA undergraduate student to complete.

The “standard” minor in History is available to all non-History majors. It consists of 18 hours of History coursework of which at least six (6) hours must be taken at the advanced (3000 and 4000) level.

The History Minor gives students near total freedom and flexibility by allowing them to count almost any of the department’s courses toward their program of study. Better yet,the History Minor is the “easiest” minor foranyUTA undergraduate student to complete.

All undergraduate students at UTA are required to complete the department’s two-course sequence in US History (HIST 1311 and HIST 1312) as part of the university’s core curriculum. Some may also take one or more additional History courses as part of a separate degree plan. Still others arrive at UTA having completed course equivalents via AP Exams or transfer credits.

Whether you’ve fulfilled your required History courses on the UTA campus OR transferred in credit from AP exams, high school dual credit courses, or a community college – they count. If you’re a new transfer student it’s possible that you may only need as few as two courses (six credit hours) to finish your History Minor!

The History of Technology and Science Minor enables undergraduate students to pursue in-depth historical study of ideas, inventions, individuals, and institutions, foundational to the formation of the contemporary world. The Minor is particularly valuable for students enrolled in the Colleges of Engineering; Nursing and Health Innovation; and Social Work as it provides them unique opportunities to focus on subjects directly relevant to their future vocations.

The Department's Minor in the History of Technology and Science (HoTS) provides students an opportunity to explore how technological development and scientific innovation have shaped societies, cultures, and institutions across time and place. While the Minor is open to all undergraduate students, those pursuing Majors in STEM-related disciplines will find it particularly valuable in advancing understanding of the historical origins and development of their vocational fields.

Students fulfill the Minor requirements by successfully completing six (6) courses chosen from the list below.

*Core curriculum courses:

HIST 1331: Technology & Science in American Society, I

HIST 1332: Technology & Science in American Society, II

HIST 2377: Flight Culture & the Human Experience

Upper-level courses:

HIST 3301: Technology : Culture : Society

HIST 3303: History of Video Games

HIST 3307: History of Disability

HIST 3334: Historical Geography of North America

HIST 3336: Environmental History of the United States

HIST 3395: Special Topics in History (as appropriate)

HIST 4303: History of Engineering

HIST 4307: History of Medicine

HIST 4309: Social Darwinism and Eugenics

HIST 4319: Native Americans, Science and Technology

HIST 4327: Cyborgs and Prosthetics

HIST 4351: Medieval Technology and Scientific Thought

HIST 4355: The Scientific Revolution

ANTH 3359: Stone Tools

SOCI 3380: Science and Technology in Society

 Other applicable courses with approval from the Department of History

 * Note: Although not required, the Department strongly recommends that students pursuing majors in the Colleges of Engineering; Nursing and Health Innovation; and Social Work complete these three (3) core curriculum courses in partial fulfillment of their certificate/minor.

The Minor in Military History provides students an opportunity to undertake focused study of the origins, development, and influence of armed conflict in the human past. Students fulfill the program’s requirement by completing courses examining historical conflicts and/or military eras. Special Topics courses devoted to military subjects may be counted toward the Minor.

The Department's Minor in Military History provides students an opportunity to undertake focused study of the origins, development, and influence of armed conflict in the human past. After fulfilling the two university-required core courses in US History, you can wrap up a Minor in Military History by successfully completing any four (4) of the classes below. 

University Required Core Courses (6 hours):

HIST 1311 History of the United States to 1865

HIST 1312 History of the United States, 1865 to the present

Minor Elective Courses (12 hours) - any four of the following:

HIST 2377 Flight Culture and the Human Experience

HIST 3325 Civil War & Reconstruction

HIST 3348 American Foreign Relations, 1775-1913

HIST 3349 American Foreign Relations, 1913 to the present

HIST 3356 US Military History

HIST 3361 The United States in Vietnam

HIST 3384 War & Social Change / The Military Revolution

HIST 3388 The Great War, 1914-1918

HIST 3389 World War II, 1939-1945

HIST 4330 Medieval Crusade & Jihad

HIST 4363 The USSR in Global Cold War

HIST 4388 Topics in History (when applicable)

To declare your Minor in Military History, contact one of the Department's undergraduate advisors.