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Gilbert, Arfica in World History
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History is a set of evolving rules and tools that allow us to interpret the past with clarity, rigor, and an appreciation for interpretative debate. It requires evidence, sophisticated use of information, and a deliberative stance to explain change and continuity over time. As a profoundly public pursuit, history is essential to active and empathetic citizenship and requires effective communication to make the past accessible to multiple audiences. As a discipline, history entails a set of professional ethics and standards that demand peer review, citation, and toleration for the provisional nature of knowledge.

—American Historical Association Tuning Project: History Discipline Core

Diverse career options

Many history and social studies majors enter careers in education as teachers or administrators. But history majors also work in a number of other professions, incorporating their writing, analytical, and research skills. Our graduates are employed as attorneys, ministers, editors, judges, librarians, counselors, business managers, professional historians, and non-profit directors. A number of our graduates have pursued advanced degrees in history, heritage studies, or law.

Whichever course you decide to follow, your degree will expand your knowledge base and provide a set of highly valued skills that will enrich your life. 

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Brooke Franklin & Brooke Siegler

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Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.

Phi Alpha Theta Officers

President:         Zachary Elledge
Vice President:  Nikki Clark
Secretary:         Meghan Pope
Treasurer:         Caleb Sugg
Historian:          Jeffrey Davidson 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. LaQuita Saunders


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African American Studies

You only need 18 hours to complete the minor! If you are not currently an African-American Studies minor and wish to become one, please contact Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch at 972-3291.


Congratulations!

Departmental Awards

BSE Social Science 

Ashley McMurtry

BA History 

Nikki Clark & Candace Taylor

MA (Dr. John Galloway Award) 

William Hardin

Department Scholarship Winners

Janna Lambert Scholarship 

Monica Campbell

Fairy Conlee Gillespie Memorial History Scholarship

Bianca Garcia

Dr. C. Calvin Smith Scholarship

Leonard Jones