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History at Pitt-Johnstown

In addition to an academic major, a student may also elect to complete a minor in History. This is a great way for a student to gain a background in the historical process and research methods involved, which is beneficial in a vast number of other fields. The History minor on the Pitt-Johnstown campus consists of 18 credits, ranging from introductory to upper level History courses. A History minor is very popular for students who are majoring in Political Science.

What History classes are available?

The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the History courses available on our campus. To view the full list of History course descriptions, click here.

This course explores the origins of the Western traditions and the changes that occur in the political, social, economic, intellectual, artistic, and other realms over time and with shifts in geographical focus. The course begins with the Bronze Age and ends with the Reformation and the Age of Exploration. Writing skills are emphasized. Students are trained in the writing of essays.

Examines the social, political, economic, and intellectual developments of Russia from the great reforms of Peter to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861.

Presents the history of China, Korea, and Japan in the 19th and 20th centuries. Traces the Western impact on East Asia and the responses of these states as they become modern. 


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Last Reviewed: January 18, 2012