Minor in History
A Minor in History at LAU will give you an additional edge in your major fields. The skills that you will acquire from an exposure to history will enable you 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.
What Will I Learn?
When you complete a Minor in History you will:
- Have a critical grasp of the world around them and profit from a historical depth in analyzing current events.
- Find yourselves 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 your own.
- Understand the value of ethnic and social diversity.
Who Can Apply?
Any LAU student can apply to the minor. Students in majors as diverse as engineering and computer science have expressed an interest in this program. Our current students are majoring in related fields such as political science, economics, and sociology.
The Minor in History requires six courses (18 credits).
|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|