2024-2025 Catalog 
  
    Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

History (HIS-MNR-AS) Minor

Location(s): Ferris Main Campus


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Minor

In this age of ‘informational overload,’ the history minor helps students to deal with information from many different sources, to sort out the ‘big picture’ from the short-term details, and to recognize the decisions and events that will have lasting impact on their business and community. The history minor allows students to study traditional topics in history (e.g., military history) as well as topics that may have particular interest to them personally or professionally(e.g., history of technology, business, health care, or sport; women’s history; African-American history).

Program Outcomes


  1. The ability to analyze complex historical problems.
  2. The ability to critically evaluate historical information from a variety of sources.
  3. The ability to demonstrate clear and concise communication.
  4. The ability to collaborate with peers.

Admission Requirements


This minor is open to all students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, and may only be awarded to those not pursuing a degree in this subject area.

New Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree; degree may not be a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements


  • Students must be admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a bachelor’s degree; degree may not be a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History.

All Minor Requirements - 24 Credits Required


History and Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Elective - 3 Credits Required


Pre-20th Century History Elective - 3 Credits Required


Notes


  • Students who return to the university after an interrupted enrollment, not including summer semester, must normally meet the requirements of the curriculum which are in effect at the time of their return, not the requirements which were in effect when they were originally admitted.
  • This History minor cannot be completed in a single year. Success in the upper level courses is based on the foundation of knowledge and understanding acquired from the foundation survey courses.
  • The lower level courses may be available during the Ferris State University summer semester and/or transferred in from other colleges. Neither the methods course, HIST 300 , nor the 300-level courses are offered during the summer semester at Ferris State University.
  • All upper level course work and the methods course, HIST 300 , must be completed at Ferris State University.
  • Credit Variance - Credits required may vary based on course placement, prerequisites, etc. If you have questions, contact your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from Ferris State University, students must meet both University and Programmatic Graduation Requirements.

University Graduation Requirements


These are the minimum graduation requirements for a minor at Ferris State University:

  • A GPA of 2.00 or higher must be achieved for the courses within the minor.
  • A minimum of 18 credits within the minor must be earned.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of minor credits must be earned from Ferris State University to meet the Residency requirement.
  • A minimum of 9 of the credits in the minor must be at the 200 level or higher.
  • A maximum of one-third of the credits, but no more than 7 credit hours, in a minor may overlap with the student’s major.
  • Up to 6 credit hours may overlap between any two minors.
  • The minor must be completed prior to or at the awarding of a bachelor’s degree.

Programmatic Graduation Requirements


These are the additional graduation requirements mandated by the program:

  • All requirements as specified in the All Minor Requirements section must be met.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of the credits in the minor must be at the 300 level or higher.
  • A minimum grade of C must be earned in all minor courses.

Suggested Semester Layout


First Year


Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 6

Second Year


Fall Courses


  • HIST 300-Level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 300-Level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits: 6

Spring Courses


  • HIST 300-Level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 300-Level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits: 6

Contact Information


Dr. Jana Pisani
(231) 591-3699
[email protected]

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