SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENTS: Brittany Contratto, Historic Preservation Major
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in History will increase your knowledge of history and help you develop the research, organizational and writing skills necessary for careers in anything from history, to higher education, to business, to law, to journalism, to a variety of other professions. By the time you graduate, were are confident that you will be trained in methods of effective historical research and communication; in how to read, critically evaluate, interpret and discuss historical sources; and in how to set your own goals and chart your progress.
For more information, contact the Department B.A. Advisor, Dr. David Cameron.
Our nationally recognized historic preservation program is one of only a few such undergraduate degree programs in the United States. Historic preservation is a very broad term used to describe the activities that promote the protection and continued use of buildings and their environment. Our program draws on a wide range of disciplines within the traditional divisions of the University: archaeology, architectural history, art, business, cultural geography, economics, folklore, history, political science, public administration, industrial technology and interior design. The B.S. in Historic Preservation is a major that combines formal classroom learning with a variety of field experiences in which students and faculty work together to study, understand, and preserve our past.
For more information, contact the Historic Preservation Program Coordinator, Dr. Steven Hoffman.
If you are interested in becoming a secondary social studies teaching, our Secondary Social Studies Education Program will prepare you to help (in the words of the National Council for Social Studies) "young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world." Our program will help you accomplish the goals of being able to build a teaching philosophy in harmony with professional and societal standards; in helping students to develop a lasting understanding of social studies; to prepare you to create a nurturing classroom environment conducive to meeting the needs of diverse student populations; and to develop your abilities to assess, reflect, and develop professional methods to enhance your skills in the classroom and the experience of those you will teach. Our social studies program also aims to get you "into the classroom" early on in your course so you can see what the day-to-day life of a social studies teacher is really like.
For more information, contact the Social Studies Program Coordinator, Mr. Joe Bradshaw.
The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science is to develop interdisciplinary professional skills and academic preparation in the social sciences. This degree allows you the flexibility to choose one major concentration area and one minor concentration area from each of the following disciplines - Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology.
It is well suited for students interested in careers such as survey researcher, market research analyst, policy analyst, human resource manager, and social science researcher, or for those interested in careers in military service and law enforcement.
For more information, contact the Social Science Coordinator, Dr. Dalton Curtis.
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