Minor in History
The aim of offering a minor in history is to give students an additional edge in their major fields. The skills that a student will acquire from an exposure to history will enable him or her to think critically and comparatively. Even in their daily lives, particularly in the Middle East region, every day involves some reference to history. Islam, modernity, ethnicity, inter-faith relations, the Arab/Israeli conflict, themes and topics which we are bombarded with on a daily basis, acquire perspective only when seen in a historical context.
History courses in the minor are also included in the Honors Program.
Students who complete a Minor in History will:
- Have a critical grasp of the world around them and profit from a historical depth in analyzing current events.
- Find themselves prepared for field-related careers in Lebanon and abroad.
- Foster a tolerant attitude in relation to opinions and values that are not necessarily the same as their own.
- Understand the value of ethnic and social diversity.
The Minor in History requires six courses (18 credits). Students are to choose from the courses listed below:
|HST221||Ancient Greece & Rome||3|
|HST242||Europe and the Middle East||3|
|HST330||History of Byzantium||3|
|HST231||History of Lebanon Imarah to the 1975 War||3|
|HST241||History of Islam in the Middle East||3|
|HST240||History of the Arab Peoples||3|
|HST243||Economic History of the Middle East||3|
|HST244||History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict||3|
|HST332||History of China||3|
|HST331||History of Russia||3|
|HST340||Topics in the History of Ideas||3|
|HST334||History of North America||3|
|HST342||Topics in the History of Religion||3|
This program requires 18 credits.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.