The history major at Wesleyan is designed to provide a solid background in different approaches to history crossing geographical, theoretical, and chronological boundaries. Courses focus on the nature of historical inquiry and seek to expose students to a variety of historical interpretations. Our program also places historical study in a comparative and international perspective, with great emphasis on helping students undertake significant individual research in the areas and eras most interesting to them. Through the study of history, students come to a fuller understanding of the nature of the human experience and the meaning of global citizenship. As historians, students gain experience in how to read critically, argue persuasively, and write effectively.
Related Major and Minor: Political Science, Art History, International Relations, Religious Studies, Women's Studies
Choose between 3 different degree programs: bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, or bachelor of science in nursing.
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Wesleyan’s student-centered approach to history allows students to find their own passions from the first day of class. From our survey courses, which emphasize using primary sources to build effective historical arguments, to our advanced research seminars, students have opportunities to find the moments of historical change that intrigue, excite, and inspire them. We even have a regular fall-semester course, “Reacting to the Past,” where students engage in exciting active-learning historical “games” to study and live some of the key turning points in history. Our advanced students have multiple opportunities to pursue guided research projects and students with solid reading ability in a second language are encouraged to use these skills to build unique and meaningful research agendas. History majors frequently present their findings both at our annual Celebrating Student Scholarship Day and at professional historical conferences around the Southeast.
Our program emphasizes active learning and extra curricular and co-curricular opportunities to enhance historical study. All students are strongly encouraged to incorporate a study abroad or travel-study experience into their curricular plans. History faculty have taken students to international destinations like France, Greece, and Japan, as well as on US trips to Washington, D.C., Chicago, Savannah, Tallahassee, and Civil Rights sites around the Southeast. Students have recently completed significant internships in the Wesleyan College Archives, with the Georgia Trust, with the National Park Service, and with other local historic sites. History majors also participate in our very successful Model United Nations team, work as teaching assistants for certain active learning courses, and serve as tutors to other students.
My decision to attend Wesleyan was based on educational opportunities such as undergraduate research, study abroad, and the teacher to student ratio. Doing research at Wesleyan prepared me for my career in multiple ways. For starters, it made me confident in my skills as a researcher, taught me to explore different avenues of research like conducting interviews, and looking beyond the books in the library. I use what I’ve learned in my everyday life.
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Recent graduates have secured careers at prestigious organizations like the National Park Service and Bulloch Hall, Roswell Georgia.
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