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History Minor

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The past is today.

The study of history seeks to answer the question “How did we get to today?” Historians study the “great men” of the past, but also the ordinary men and women whose collective actions propel the world into the future. History students at SDSU act as historians, answering the questions of how civilizations rose and fell, how wars began and ended, how humans progressed from being hunter-gatherers to establishing complex societies based on agriculture, industry, and ideas. Along the way, we look at human motivations and behaviors, and the evolution of ideas and the physical world of inventions and technologies. We examine the ways individual countries developed and the ways that nations interacted with each other.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.