General History Minor General History Minor Cadets in the general history minor will gain a deeper understanding of specific periods, regions, and of the processes and dynamics of change as they prepare to enter a changing army, operating in a complex and evolving geopolitical environment. This minor consists of five optional courses selected from the entire selection of 47 history electives. This minor pairs well with humanities majors. Breadcrumb general history minor Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment The general history minor allows cadets to gain a deeper understanding of the historical events that have shaped the geopolitical environment in which the Army operates. The minor is designed to be flexible, allowing cadets to choose from among 47 different history electives. To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of History. Required Courses Choose 5 History Electives Sample Electives HI301 HIST OF MILITARY ART TO 1900 HI355 WARFARE-AGE OF INDUSTRIALIZTN3 HI462 THE HISTORY OF INNOVATION XH341 INTEL CYBER HISTORY HI338 WARFARE IN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS HI341 THE AGE OF EXPLORATION HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY HI354 WORLD WAR I IN GLOBAL CONTEXT HI357 DECOLONIZATION & THE COLD WAR HI358 POLICY, STRATEGY & GENERALSHIP HI359 ERA OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR HI370 ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WARFARE HI376 EARLY MODERN WARFARE HI381 HISTORY OF IRREGULAR WARFARE HI383 MIDDLE EASTERN WARFARE HI385 WAR & ITS THEORISTS HI399 HISTORY STAFF RIDE HI410 VIOLENCE/SEX: CULTRL HIST WAR HI460 SENIOR FACULTY COURSE HI464 VISITING PROFESSOR ELECTIVE XH405 THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS LEGACY XH415 GENOCIDE AND MASS ATROCITY To learn more, view the full General History Minor Curriculum. Cadets in the general history minor can apply to attend numerous domestic or international staff rides or a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience. They may also publish their work in the West Point Undergraduate Historical Review and work with either of the Department’s academic centers (the Center for Oral History or the Center for Holocaust Studies). To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of History, the Center for Oral History, or the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.