Points of Distinction
Small class size (20 to 25 in first year courses; 10-15 in 2nd year courses; 7 to 10 in advanced courses).
Individual access to the professor (extensive office hours).
Variety of classes covering US and World history.
Many of the courses are topical: Women’s history, Environmental history, Imperialism.
Special topic courses designed to reflect student interests.
All courses use multi-media: documentary, short online videos, historical film.
In every course students are required to analyze an historical film.
In some upper level courses, students are required to do short informal oral presentations on historical film of their choosing
One upper-level course is History through Film.
Why this Major?
Assignments in class stress critical writing and speaking. Examples: take-home or in-class essay exams, short papers on readings or film (3 to 5 pages), short reaction pieces or “thinkpieces” (1 to 2 pages), oral presentations, class participation.
Activities & Events
Clubs & Organizations
Work Program Opportunities
Examples of work program jobs that are opportunities for history majors: college archive, library, diversity office, sustainability.
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Hot Job Outlooks
In the last five years six of our history majors have gone on to graduate school (not only in history).
In the last seven years three of our history majors have gone to law school.
Most of our secondary ed majors in history have landed jobs in the public schools.