Civil War Era Studies Minor

Requirements for the Civil War Era Studies Minor 

Six course credits are required, including Civil War Era Studies 205. The remaining five courses may be selected from the CWES cross-listed elective courses. One elective must be from a department outside of CWES. Students must take one additional CWES designated course beyond CWES 205. Students may receive credit for an independent study or internship as part of their course of study through the approval of the program director.

Required Course:

  • CWES 205: Intro to the Civil War Era

Electives:

  • CWES 215: Intro to War Studies
  • CWES 225: Visual Culture – Civil War Era
  • CWES 310: War in the 19th Century
  • CWES 320: The Aftermath of War
  • CWES 330: John Brown
  • CWES 337: The Legacy of the Civil War
  • CWES 340: Mark Twain's Civil War
  • CWES 345: Gone With The Wind
  • CWES 350: American Civil War in the West
  • CWES 360: Interpreting Public CW Landscapes
  • CWES 421: Core Seminar
  • ANTH 106: Intro to Archeology
  • ANTH 212: The Archaeology of Pennsylvania
  • FYS 121-3: Soldiers' Tales
  • FYS 133-3: Structures of Memory: Why we Build and Topple Monuments
  • FYS 183: Investigate the Battlefield
  • FYS 183-4: Blood on the Moon: Lit of CW
  • FYS 185-3: Visualizing Emancipation: The African American Image, In and Around the Civil War
  • HIST 244: American Military History
  • HIST 245: Gender and the American Civil War
  • HIST 339: Old South/New South
  • HIST 344: Lincoln
  • HIST 345: The Civil War
  • HIST 346: Slavery & Emancipation
  • HIST 347: Gettysburg
  • ENG 237: American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENG 241: Literature of the Civil War Era
  • ENG 243: Riot, Rebellion, Revolution: The Tradition of Protest in Nineteenth-Century US Literature
  • ENG 341: American Gothic
  • ENG 404 Seminar: American Literature
  • IDS 217: Civil War in Film