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History Minors

American and Industrial Archeology

This minor will provide practical training for archaeological techniques in field settings, along with the historical background you will need to understand the context of artifacts and remains. Philadelphia was a major center of the American Industrial Revolution, and Immaculata’s location in southeastern Pennsylvania is replete with important surviving sites. You will participate in unique and important archaeological digs and studies, and you will receive the training needed to compete for jobs in public history to tell the story of America’s industrial past.


A minor in history will help you develop a philosophy of life that recreates the past, where truth and opinion meet, to help explain the present and anticipate the challenges of the future, through analytical thought and creative action. You will become competent in research methodology, a valuable skill in many different careers outside of history. You will gain a historical perspective that will help you become a more active citizen who is aware of current legal and global issues.

Military History

Minoring in military history allows you to study the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of World War I and II along with basic concepts in international relations and foreign policy. You can choose from electives in the American Revolution, the American Civil War, representations of war in film, and cyber war.


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