Why Study History?
Why study history?
Why study history at ISU?
What career opportunities are available in history?
What options are offered by the history department?
Why Study History?
- We want to understand how our world developed.
- The past may offer guidance for the future.
- To learn more about our heritage.
- To open fresh career opportunities.
- It's interesting, challenging, and can be fun.
- Because of the fascination of studying other ways of life and other
Why Study History at ISU?
At Indiana State University, you'll find small classes with professors
to whom you'll always be a person, not just an ID number. Here at ISU, we try
to help you learn skills you will need to make a success out of your college
years. We welcome opportunities to work with you individually. Finally, but
most importantly, we know that learning should be exciting and we try to make
it that way for you.
We offer you a wide variety of courses:
- United States history
- Latin-American history
- Afro-American history
- Women's history
- European history
- African history
- Asian history
What Career Opportunities are Available in History?
A major in history provides excellent training in the skills you will
need in many walks of life. You may wonder how writing papers about ancient
Egypt can help you get a job in today's high-tech world. The fact is that some
big business corporations actually prefer to hire history and other liberal arts
graduates for management positions. Why? Because liberal arts majors learn
intellectual and communication skills which can be applied to business. It is
true that for certain careers, you will need further education
above the bachelor's degree. In some cases, this might just be a course for
two years, or (if you want to be a university professor) you might need a
doctoral degree. In any case, the history major gives you a sound background
for careers as varied as law, journalism, business, teaching, government
service, writing, librarianship, publishing, historical research, public
history, or museum work.
What Options are Offered by the History Department?
Besides the history major, we offer a public and applied
history concentration, a history minor, and a history writing minor. We
also actively cooperate with other departments in offering cross listed
courses in African and African American studies, humanities, political
science, woman's studies and Latin American/Latino studies.
Write for an application for admission or more information about
scholarship opportunities to:
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809.