History

ABOUT HISTORY

As a history major, you learn from professors with specialties in regions around the world. They enjoy conducting research, but they’re teachers first. From one-on-one tutoring to group problem-solving, you won’t feel lost in any of the history courses you take.

Classes are small, and you receive personal attention. And you’ll always feel comfortable adding to the discussion.

History and Education

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

History majors have opportunities to learn far away from campus by taking W’International seminars. History professors often lead these study abroad trips and are knowledgeable guides. As a history major, you can conduct an internship at a location near campus, somewhere in the United States or somewhere abroad. You earn academic credit as you gain career experience.

You conduct research in your history classes and with your senior thesis. These opportunities give you the freedom to learn more about a topic you’re interested in as you tighten your research skills.

Known as History 499 – Senior Thesis in History in the list of history courses, the project provides valuable research experience for graduate school. If you conduct a senior thesis in history, you:

  • Develop a research question
  • Conduct in-depth research using primary and secondary sources
  • Write a formal 15- to 25-page essay
  • Present your research to students and professors

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Majoring in history helps you develop other skills you need for a successful future. Communication, problem-solving and analytical skills prepare you for a number of career fields, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Politics

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

History majors at Wingate earn either a BS or BA degree. Students may also minor in history. 

History Four Year Plan

The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.

 

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. James M. Hastings

704-233-8087

jhastings@wingate.edu

 

History Faculty