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Gain greater understanding of cultures and events that shaped our world

Minor in Non-Western History

Offered by: History

In today's world, what seems like local events have global impact. Understanding the history of the non-western world is extremely valuable especially considering today's political and commercial climate. The minor in Non-Western History at SRU will help you learn about cultures and events that shaped places like Asia, Africa, Latin America, India, and the Middle East. Understanding history will give you important insight into your major field of study and the world in which we live.

Why Choose Non-Western History?

SRU's minor in Non-Western History is a valuable addition to any major, giving you context for how the world came to be as it is today. From ancient Egypt to modern China, you'll have the opportunity to learn about and explore parts of the world with which you are unfamiliar. You'll gain an understanding of how political, social, economic, technological, and cultural factors affected the evolution of the non-western world. You'll also develop strong critical thinking, research, and communication skills.

What Will You Learn?

You'll have the ability to customize the Non-Western History minor to your personal and professional areas of interest. Some of your course options include:

  • Egyptology
  • Southern Africa
  • Modern Japan 
  • History of the Bible 
  • East Asian military traditions 
  • The contemporary Middle East  
  • Israel - history, state, and society

Careers In Non-Western History

The knowledge you'll gain through the minor in Non-Western History will be beneficial across many fields and disciplines. How you use and apply that knowledge will depend on your area of study and unique career path. Students in this minor have gone on to graduate school or successful careers in business, law, journalism, public service, government, and education.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Stone House Center for Public Humanities