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This Blog is a collection of messages we have sent in response to inquiries on a number of issues, as well as selections from announcements and other resources. It constitutes a FAQ page for many elements of the Graduate Program in History at Loyola University Chicago. If you have any questions, first carefully consult the web site for the program. Then, look and search these posts (via site search and labels). If you still have questions about details, first contact the Graduate Program Secretary, Lillian Hardison ( If you have particular questions about the Public History program, contact Professor Ted Karamanski ( All best!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Arranging Non-Traditional Minor Fields

It is possible to construct a non-traditional, thematic minor (i.e., not Modern Europe, Medieval, etc.).  But this needs to be worked out with care.  You will need to propose the possible course work and instructors you would include (which can be outside of the History Department, if appropriate).  This should be done in consultation with your major area advisor, as well as the instructors outside of the Department (who need to verify that your work for them will satisfy graduate history requirements, etc.).  You can present the plan to the GPD before we ask for approval from the Graduate School.  

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