HISTORY (HIS)

Andrew Canady
Jack I. Hayes, Chair
Simona Kragh

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in history.  A minimum of 18 semester hours of history courses at the 300 and 400-level must be completed at Averett University.  Students must attain at least a 2.0 grade point average in the major in order to graduate.

The history curriculum provides a broad foundation in the Western heritage, depth in American and modern European history (1450-present), and exposure to important aspects of Asian history.  A student who takes courses in history at Averett University should be better prepared to master the art, literature, languages, and even business of the West, appreciate more fully the meaning and importance of the liberal arts, be better able to adapt himself or herself to society, appreciate the maxim that those who fail to learn from history's mistakes are doomed to repeat those mistakes, understand cause and effect on the national and international level, be prepared to solve social problems because of a fuller understanding of them, and possess a strong sense of identity as a citizen of the Western world.

Careers in business, education, government service, and, with further study, the law, are open to students who major or minor in history.