While history is the record of the human past, it comes alive when we realize the role it plays in who we are as a society today. Learning history enables you to investigate the ideas, problems and actions of past generations and eras — all of which affect the present and future.
As a history student, you will be empowered to closely examine various cultures and historical periods, noting their distinctiveness, and, based on lessons learned from the past, draft unique responses to the issues we face today. You will see that understanding history is implicit to understanding ourselves both as Americans and global citizens.
You will have the opportunity to not only work with faculty members, but also work collectively with other students on projects that benefit the community. Students have been directly involved with such projects as securing an Ohio Historical Marker and producing an award-winning exhibit about World War I. Our faculty members are passionate about history and excited to explore this intriguing and enlightening subject with you.
Credits to earn a Major
Credits to earn a Minor
Semesters to Complete
Race, Gender & Ethnicity Minor
This interdisciplinary minor will enlighten you not only about the lived experiences of oppressed people but also about how the very concepts of race, gender and sexual identity have changed over time. You will explore the history and current experiences of women, LGBTQ persons and people of color in America and around the world.
- H130 American History I: Before 1865
- HI131 American History II: After 1865
- HI160G World Civilizations I
- HI161G World Civilizations II
- HI381 Historical Research Methods
- HI495 Senior Seminar
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