A history major at The W does much more than memorize dates and names. History evolves constantly. The W is unique in that its history classes are small, and cater to the students' specific needs and interests. With a 14-1 student/faculty ratio and class sizes at between 15-25 students, student know their faculty and work with them on an individual basis. History majors get opportunities to conduct independent research projects, complete internships, and study abroad, all potentially with the help of a Peyton scholarship.
History for non-majors: History Minor
The Mary Lou Peyton Scholarships provide history students with the resources to enhance their studies at The W through awards for tuition, study abroad, and internships. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming freshmen or transfer students. Awards of up to $10,000 per year help history majors with education-related expenses and are renewable for up to four years. Additionally, awards of up to $5,000 help history students with expenses related to study abroad and internship opportunities.
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In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.
The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.
All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must include the following courses (or demonstrate equivalent competency) in their academic program:
To fulfill the language requirement for the B.A., students must complete the 202 level or above in a foreign language. For information on foreign language placement, see the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy section in the Bulletin. If, upon entering the University, a student already has sufficient background to be successful in 201-202, he/she does not need to enroll in 101-102. The requirement is in essence six hours credit at the 200-level or above.
An introduction to the techniques of historical methodology, and to some of the major literature.
A study of the use and abuse of history and historical evidence in a broad perspective, using material which majors have produced in their past coursework, as represented by portfolios of the work. This course requires students to engage in primary and secondary source analysis, archival research, and the completion of an article-length paper.
Total Hours Required for a BA in History: 124 Semester Hours