Survey of Western Civilization through 1500
The University of West Alabama’s History program helps students develop the skill sets necessary to see the big picture, focus on a specific point, and make a clear, rational argument — skills valued by all employers. Through a concentration on close reading, specialized research and written expression, students are prepared prepare themselves for graduate or professional school as well as career advancement once they graduate.
The Bachelor’s degree program offers optional Military History and Public History Concentrations, as well as Teacher Certification tracks in History and General Social Sciences.
Resources for History Majors
This is a series of online repositories of primary documents for use by History majors.
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HY101 History of Western Civilization I
HY300 Historical Methodologies and Practices
A writing-intensive introduction to the theoretical and philosophical approaches to history. The class will prepare students for senior-level history courses and for their senior year seminar projects. Special attention will be paid to the conventions of historical writing and the historian’s craft.
HY307 Fundamentals of Historic Preservation
An introduction to the field of historic preservation, and an examination of the development of U.S. preservation movements.
Graduates from the Department have gone on to graduate school, law school and seminary as well as high school teaching. Our students work in education, publishing, law, finance and veterinary medicine.
Those graduating with Public History or Military History concentration have found employment as archivists, museum curators, historical archaeologists, historical presevrationists and folklorists
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