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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

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

Many History Students Receive Bachelor’s Degrees at Union’s Spring Graduation Many History Students Receive Bachelor’s Degrees at Union’s Spring Graduation

May 17, 2014 - Twelve history majors received their bachelor’s degrees at Union University’s spring commencement on May 17, 2014, and one history major participated in the services as an expected July graduate. In addition, there were four students who graduated with history minors, and one history minor projected to graduate in July. Union University President David S. Dockery... MORE

Students Receive Awards in Special Ceremonies Students Receive Awards in Special Ceremonies

May 13, 2014 - In special ceremonies, Dr. Stephen Carls presented an academic award to history major Heather Stricklin on May 7, 2014, and another to history major Gracie Wise on May 13. Stricklin received a History Major Award in Carls’s office for outstanding work in the discipline of history at Union. Wise accepted the Academic Excellence Medal in History for exceptional achievemen... MORE

Phi Alpha Theta Sponsors 22nd Annual Department Cookout Phi Alpha Theta Sponsors 22nd Annual Department Cookout

May 9, 2014 - The Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society sponsored the 22nd Annual Phi Alpha Theta/History Department Cookout at Dr. Stephen Carls’s home on May 9, 2014. There were 41 people at the event which was held in honor of graduating history students and Phi Alpha Theta members. The 13 graduating students whom Carls recognized individually during a p... MORE

History Students Honored at Union’s Annual Awards Day Convocation History Students Honored at Union’s Annual Awards Day Convocation

May 9, 2014 - Several history students were among those honored at Union University’s Annual Awards Day Convocation on May 9, 2014. History majors Allie Durham and Gracie Wise were named to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, as was history minor Grace Morriss. Wise was also the recipient of the Academic Excellence Medal in History, although she was unable... MORE

Department Celebrates the Achievements of History Students at Awards Banquet Department Celebrates the Achievements of History Students at Awards Banquet

May 1, 2014 - The history department recognized the achievements of several history students at its annual awards banquet on May 1, 2014. The Rutledge Honorary History Club sponsored the event, and club faculty advisor Dr. Terry Lindley coordinated it. The featured speaker at the banquet was Dr. Greg Ryan of Union’s political science department, who talked about experiences from his ... MORE

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