Jun 14, 2024  
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts 
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major

Meet the Faculty

The Rollins College History Department provides students with opportunities for intellectual growth, as well as skills vital for today’s world. Our students achieve an understanding of the historical context of contemporary society and insight into their place in that society. Our students learn to think critically, to understand cause and effect, to observe patterns and trends, to develop inferential reasoning skills, and to appreciate multiple perspectives. Graduates of our program can research complex questions, read critically, and communicate effectively.

Major Requirements

Eleven (11) courses are required, six (6) of which must be at the 300-400 level. Students must complete TWO (2) researching history courses at the 200 level. At the 100, 200, and 300 level, at least TWO (2) geographic areas (Latin America, Asia, Europe, and United States) must be covered.

Applying History - 300 Level (2)

Two (2) courses designed for flexible application of historical knowledge. These courses can be internships, independent research for honors, student/faculty collaborative research, immersions, and/or additional 300-level classes.

Senior Capstone - 400 Level (1)

The senior seminar electronic portfolio includes research papers, essay examinations, and critical essays from different courses. It should reflect the student’s program in each year of the major.