The 研究 历史的 is an essential part of a liberal arts education. 严格的考试 of primary documents, artifacts, oral testimonies, and other evidence help historians understand the past on its own terms and explore the complex interaction between continuity 和改变. Experience in documentary and statistical research, critical analysis, writing, and rhetorical communication prepares students for careers in a variety of fields like education, communications, publishing, archive and library information management, civil and foreign service, public history, and business.  一些学生 pursue graduate and professional 研究 in history, politics, law, and international 研究.

To ensure that students can develop breadth and depth across periods and subject areas, the department offers a variety of courses covering US, European, African, and Caribbean 历史. On-demand courses focus on smaller geographical and chronological pieces 历史的.

Ouachita's carefully-developed history program allows each student to acquire the professional skills and knowledge base required to succeed in a variety of careers 和职业.  Each student takes an introductory course exploring historical research, analysis, and presentation as well as available professional and career paths (some 其中需要研究生学习). 然后每个学生使用这些基本技能在更多 先进的课程. The experience culminates in Research Seminar, which utilizes research, writing, and presentation skills to investigate a self-selected topic, and 前ical Seminar, which investigates a specialized part of human experience in a more self-directed 研究.



什么是公共历史? Making historical scholarship available and accessible to 人们可能没有意识到他们喜欢历史. 公共历史站在 intersection of a coherent understanding of the human past (the discipline of 历史) and human acceptance of and use for that understanding in a public setting. 公共 historians convey historical understanding to the general public. 他们的工作涉及到 critical thinking about history, understanding historical significance, and analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, and interpreting historical findings at more than 15,000 特许公众历史场地. 最常见的是,公共历史学家应用历史 perspective to contemporary issues while honoring historical interpretations from 不同的文化传统和价值观. 他们呈现了历史叙事 public sphere, developing collaborative relationships between members of the academy 以及普通大众. Their community-based research methods are grounded in the discipline’s professional standards, ethics, and practices.

The practice of 公共 历史 involves work in museums, archives, tourism, community history, historic preservation, cultural resource management and interpretation, and 媒体. The discipline offers students an opportunity to follow their love for history while acquiring the practical skills to succeed in an ever-expanding field. 它的研究 is highly experiential, gained in skills-based courses.

Students completing the program will understand the core concepts and theories pertaining to museum 研究, archival administration, historic preservation, and local history. Through experiential learning they will acquire the skills to present history to the public through completion of projects such as museum exhibits, archival finding aids, community history programming, and digital resource creation. 这些实际应用 will exist within the scope— and use the methodologies and procedures—of public history.



历史专业的学生(B.A.): SSCI 4601及以下课程,其中一个2.毕业要求GPA为000: 嘘 1003, 1013, 2003, 2013, 2023, 4603, the 前ical Seminar (嘘 4703-4793), and additional courses in the department to total a minimum of thirty hours. 三个初级/高级 hours must be taken in both United States history and in other areas 历史的 (Neither 前ical Seminar nor Research Seminar may apply to this aspect of the requirement). Students majoring in history must achieve a grade of C or higher in 嘘 4603 (Research 研讨会)及嘘 47_3(专题研讨会).

历史专业的学生 with Social Studies Teaching Emphasis (B.A.): SSCI 4103; 嘘 1003, 1013, 2003, 2013, 2023, 3523, 4603, a 前ical Seminar (4703-4793), and additional courses in history to total thirty hours. 三个初级/高级小时 must be taken in an approved world history course; PSCI 2013, 2033; ECON 1013; six hours in Geography; six hours in Sociology. 此外,学生必须完成一个 第二专业是教育,见83页.

历史小: A minimum of eighteen hours in the department including at least six hours of United 国家历史,六个小时的其他历史领域.

公共历史专业的学生: PUHI 2103, PUHI 3103, PUHI 3203, six hours among PUHI 4703-4793, six hours of 公共 历史实习和SSCI 4601. 最后一门公共历史实习课程要求 completion of a Sutton School-approved portfolio depicting at least five, varied, successfully-disseminated公共历史项目. 此外,该专业需要嘘 1003 or 1013 (meets CORE 2213 requirement), 嘘 2003 or 2013 (meets CORE Civic Engagement requirement), 嘘 2023, and four additional department-approved, 3-hour, Jr/Sr. 嘘 其中至少有一门课程必须是非美国的. 此外,萨顿学校要求 that public history graduates complete nine hours chosen from among GEOG 1003, PSCI 2023, PSCI 3063, PSYC 1013, PSYC 3013,或SOCI 2053. 虽然我主修公共历史 requires no minor, we encourage students to consider a second major in 历史 or a minor in Political Science or Sociology or a minor among the schools of business, 美术或人文学科.

公共历史小: PUHI 2103, PUHI 3103, PUHI 3203, six hours among PUHI 4703-4793, and three hours of 公共历史实习.