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The study of the past is important, even indispensable, to an understanding of the present. People   have most frequently thought so in times -- like the present -- where they faced rapid change, when the familiar world was being transformed in ways they could feel and see without being able to understand the underlying causes.  As History stands on the boundaries between the social sciences and the humanities, it offers a good foundation for many interdisciplinary fields and a good background for the study of art, literature, economics, philosophy, politics, sociology, anthropology, and social psychology.  The History program at STAC comprises both upper –level research seminars and introductory survey courses, to accommodate history majors, non-majors, and the student who is fulfilling core requirements. Students of history will receive background and preparation for careers in  law, public administration, or public service and, of course, teaching.   They will learn how to analyze problems, how to study evidence and construct an argument, how to read accurately and critically, and, most importantly, how to write clearly and forcefully.

History at STAC
The History program at STAC comprises both upper –level research seminars and introductory survey courses, to accommodate history majors, non-majors, and the student who is fulfilling core requirements. Students of history will receive background and preparation for careers in law, public administration, or public service and, of course, teaching.   They will learn how to analyze problems, how to study evidence and construct an argument, how to read accurately and critically, and, most importantly, how to write clearly and forcefully.

Students can also receive teacher certification for grades 7-12 in our Adolescence Education program. For more information on degree requirements, visit the School of Education page.

Careers
History majors may find careers in government, politics, law, nonprofit organizations, curatorial and archival management, journalism, education, and business. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website

Service Learning Opportunities
Bridges to Community in Nicaragua
A group of students traveled to Nicaragua with the Bridges to Community Organization to build houses for two families as part of a special topics history course. Learn more about some of the students’ experiences:
Nicaragua Service Learning Trip Profiles.

Major Requirements

Course Descriptions

Social Science 7-12 Certification

History Minor

Faculty-History
Dr. Heath J. Bowen, Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Neerja Chaturvedi, Professor of History
Dr. Stacy Kinlock Sewell, Professor of History

 

 

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