The modern world is complex, its future uncertain. The goal of this minor is to help unravel these complexities and give insight into future possibilities. We do this by examining the historical interactions between politics, culture, science and technology that created the modern world. What do the rise of modern society, the state, science and industry have to do with each other? What processes were responsible for shaping them and the world we live in?

In addition to building your knowledge of history, this minor focuses on enhancing the reflective and analytical skills that will make you a strong job candidate after graduation. You learn to go beyond the more mechanical and descriptive aspects of your work to understand the structures and processes that give them direction and form.