Understanding Our World by Studying Its Past

Understanding the greatest minds and key events of the past is key to becoming an educated citizen and successful future professional. The History program at Ashland University helps you examine the past while building your writing, analysis, and communication skills to give you a deeper understanding of the world.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Chris Burkett
Chair of the Department of History and Political Science
129 Andrews
419.289.5686
cburket1@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

Undergraduate Catalogs

Current Academic Year
History Brochure
History Course Rotation
History Four-Year Guide

Core Curriculum

Some interesting classes you may take include:

  • American History Through the Civil War. Explore the creation and development of a distinctively American civilization.

  • Ancient Greece. Examine the political, military and intellectual history of Ancient Greece, emphasizing the developments that have most influenced the Greco-Roman tradition in Western culture.

  • Age of Enlightenment. Study the intellectual and political reformation that swept Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Focuses on the revolution in modern natural science, the rise and fall of absolute government, the growth of the English constitution and the development of a new liberal philosophy.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Chris Burkett
Chair of the Department of History and Political Science
129 Andrews
419.289.5686
cburket1@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

Undergraduate Catalogs

Current Academic Year
History Brochure
History Course Rotation
History Four-Year Guide

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Some interesting classes you may take include:

  • American History Through the Civil War. Explore the creation and development of a distinctively American civilization.

  • Ancient Greece. Examine the political, military and intellectual history of Ancient Greece, emphasizing the developments that have most influenced the Greco-Roman tradition in Western culture.

  • Age of Enlightenment. Study the intellectual and political reformation that swept Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Focuses on the revolution in modern natural science, the rise and fall of absolute government, the growth of the English constitution and the development of a new liberal philosophy.

What to Expect in the History Program

The History program isn’t about memorizing dates and taking tests—it teaches you how to think logically and analyze in order to form your own opinions. You’ll explore original texts and speeches from the past in seminar-style classes to facilitate an open learning environment. You’ll develop the essential qualities to prepare you to be a leader in your own right, whether you choose a career in business, law, or higher education.

History Program Benefits

The many benefits of the History program at Ashland University include:

  • Study primary sources instead of textbooks for a relevant educational experience
  • Learn in a conversational classroom with small seminars instead of lectures
  • Experience personalized attention from experts in their field who mentor you in the classroom and beyond
  • Travel abroad with your professors in an annual historical trip
  • Gain first hand experience with internships that often lead to career opportunities
  • Access the great political minds of today through presentations sponsored by the Ashbrook Center
  • Prepare for graduate school by writing a senior thesis under the guidance of your faculty advisor

By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to think, read, write, and speak on important topics in a way that’s worthy of graduate school. You’ll also be well-equipped to take on any educational or career challenge that lies ahead.

Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta is an academic honor society for colleges and universities whose mission is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among Historians.

Available Minors

Enhance your career possibilities and knowledge by adding a minor:

  • Minor in Journalism. Prepare yourself to use your excellent analytical and research skills in the field of journalism

History Career Outlook

The many career opportunities with a degree in history include:

  • Civil Service

  • Journalism

  • Electoral Politics

  • Public Relations

  • Law

  • Historian

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