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Department of History

Department of History

Are you interested in putting the past in your future? Do you feel that a deeper understanding of past national and international events is important to your educational experience at Union University? If you can say "yes" to these questions, the Department of History has programs and courses for you. READ MORE

In addition to a two-semester core class in world civilization, the department offers courses in American, European, Latin American, and church history. There are also history internships, a History and Historians course that focuses on historical methodology, and a senior seminar that provides an in-depth research and writing experience. While studying in the department, students will deepen their understanding of the integration of one’s Christian faith and history.

Students may major or minor in history. A history minor with a church history emphasis is also available for students who have a special interest in the history of Christianity.

The Department of History offers many benefits to students:

  • Well-respected law schools have long accepted virtually all department majors who have applied for admission.
  • Almost all history majors planning to teach at the middle or high school level find jobs in their field right after graduation.
  • History majors have won several first-place awards for research papers presented at regional history conferences during the past decade.
  • History students have in recent years served as interns at law firms, at the White House, in the archives of the Union University Library (West Tennessee Baptist Collection), in the office of a Tennessee state legislator, and at the Green Frog Historic Village in Alamo, Tennessee.
  • A number of history majors have completed graduate school programs related to their educational and professional interests.

Faculty

The faculty are highly trained historians, effective classroom teachers, and caring individuals. Their commitment extends to scholarship where department members have been published regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.

Student Organizations

Past News

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4/29/14 - Zac McMillan, senior history major, gives his final presentation during the 11th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux
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Zac McMillan, senior history major, gives his final presentation during the 11th annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux

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4/29/14 - Allie Durham, senior history major, gives a presentation as a part of the 11th Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux
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Allie Durham, senior history major, gives a presentation as a part of the 11th Annual Scholarship Symposium. - Anne Richoux

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2/18/14 - Stephen Carls, university professor and department chair, speaks to the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society during their induction meeting. - MiKalla Cotton
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Stephen Carls, university professor and department chair, speaks to the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society during their induction meeting. - MiKalla Cotton

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2/18/14 - New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting.  - MiKalla Cotton
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New members of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society are inducted during a meeting. - MiKalla Cotton

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Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • History* #

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • # This major is available also with Discipline-Specific Honors

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