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Welcome to the department of history website. 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. Students may choose history as a major or minor.

Academic Update - Fall 2013 (.pdf)

Department News

Phi Alpha Theta Supports Local Running Event With Volunteers Phi Alpha Theta Supports Local Running Event With Volunteers

Sep 20, 2014 - Eleven members of Union’s Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta served as volunteers at the “Racing So They Can Ride” running event in Jackson on September 20, 2014. The Therapy and Learning Center of Jackson sponsored the occasion which consisted of competitive 5k and 10k races for men and women of all ages as well as a 1-mile fun run. The monies raised from the races w... MORE

Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members at Fall Initiation/Plenary Meeting Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members at Fall Initiation/Plenary Meeting

Sep 15, 2014 - Union’s Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society inducted four new members at its fall initiation/plenary meeting on September 15, 2014. Chapter Vice President Hannah Jones conducted the ceremony for Nick Hancock, Hunter Hawes, Stephen Lewoczko, and Bree McCuin, and President Faith Bagley presented them with their certificates of membership. A fifth ne... MORE

Union's History Honor Society Wins 12th Straight  Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award Union's History Honor Society Wins 12th Straight Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award

Sep 15, 2014 - Union’s Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society received word from the organization’s national headquarters on September 15, 2014, that it had won another Best Chapter Award for Division II schools (3,001-6,000 students). The 2014 award marks the 12th straight year that Delta-Psi has received this honor. Since the chapter has won the Best Chapter hono... MORE

History Department Helps Launch School Year With Welcome Reception History Department Helps Launch School Year With Welcome Reception

Sep 8, 2014 - The history department helped launch the new school year at Union University by holding its annual welcome reception at Dr. Stephen Carls’s home on September 8, 2014. Thirty-four people participated in the event, including history faculty members, spouses, and students. Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls adorned the reception food table with chocolate fudge, cucumber sandwiches,... MORE

History Department Begins Fall Activities History Department Begins Fall Activities

Aug 22, 2014 - The history department began the 2014-2015 school year with a flurry of activities. On August 12, department faculty members met at Dr. Stephen Carls’s home for a working lunch. They discussed several items of business, including a list of special occasions planned for the fall semester. At the faculty/staff luncheon on August 14, Dr. Keith Bates was recognized for ten ... MORE

History Lecture Series Will Feature Civil War Historian on October 2 History Lecture Series Will Feature Civil War Historian on October 2

Aug 19, 2014 - The Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecture Series will feature prize-winning Civil War historian Elizabeth Varon on October 2, 2014. Varon, the Langbourne M. Williams Professor of History at the University of Virginia, will present two lectures during her visit to Jackson. Her first lecture, titled “Reaping the Whirlwind: Disunion Rhetoric and the Coming of the Civil War,” ... MORE

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