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  • History

    A major in history emphasizes independent, critical thinking and the study of a variety of areas and eras. Students also participate in unique programs like the Major Reading program that has students visit the homes of their professors to discuss books chosen by various members of the history faculty.

  • Major Information

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    Major & Minor Requirements

    Everything you need to know about the requirements to obtain a major in History including number of hours, course distribution demands and any capstone experiences that are required.

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    Meet the Faculty

    Find degree and contact information for department of history faculty members.

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    Courses

    Find out what courses are offered for Courses majors and see if any pre-requisites, co-requisites or special permissions are required.

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    Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor

    A prominent historian is in residence for one semester every academic year. The Jones Visiting Professor teaches one course, gives one public lecture and meets informally with history majors.

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    David Duncan Wallace Award

    Each year the the David Duncan Wallace History Award is presented to the best graduating senior History major.