Women's History Concentration - History Department
Our women's history concentration enables you to couple your interest in the history of the world with a focus on the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Gain an understanding of women from Classical Greece to the Modern East and how they have influenced today's international women's movements. Explore the relationship between gender and politics. Perhaps set a course for your own career in politics, law, or government service.
Expert faculty members place emphasis on research and writing skills, and the ability to think logically and innovatively about materials covered. You're encouraged to seek a dual major by pairing history with another discipline such as political science, English, or education.
Immerse yourself in the critical process of gathering, analyzing, and interpreting historical information. In your senior year you bring it all together and select a topic to research for your senior comprehensive project. In the spring semester of your senior year you present your research to the history department.
You'll submit a portfolio of research papers written in your history courses for evaluation. You’re awarded the Advanced Writing Proficiency upon successfully completing the senior research paper in the senior seminar.
Previous graduates in history are engaged in a wide spectrum of activities in the business, professional and academic worlds. Careers range from finance to journalism, from teaching to politics, from librarians and museum curators, from editing to law.