American University of Beirut

Minor in History

A minor in history makes a strong complement to any other course of study. Students interested in politics, literature, scientific development, economics or numerous other fields will find the study of history highly relevant—or simply interesting! Students choosing to minor in history must complete five courses numbered 200 and above. All minors, especially those considering graduate work in history, are encouraged to take HIST 287 as one of the five courses.​

Sample Course Selection

For a complete list of course descriptions please refer to the latest edition of the AUB Catalogue.

HIST 104 History of the Arabs and the Middle East

HIST 211 Muhammad and the Origins of Islam

HIST 217 Slaves and Soldiers: The Mamluk Sultanate, 1250–1517

HIST 230 Iran: State, Society, and Religion, 1501–1722

HIST 238 Ottoman State and Society, 1600–1923 

HIST 242 A Social History of the Modern Middle East: 1800–1980

HIST 245 History of Lebanon from 634 to 1920 A.D.

HIST 254 History of Europe from 1618 to 1815

HIST 257 The Contemporary World Since 1914

HIST 262 Women and Gender in Classical Islamic Society

HIST 273 The United States and the Middle East

HIST 286 Historical Interpretation

HIST 287 Historical Writing

HIST 291/292 Senior Seminar in Arab and Middle Eastern 

For Minor declaration, requirements and forms see the webpage ​of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 

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