In Culver-Stockton's history program, students learn to read critically, engage in thoughtful research in both primary and secondary sources and learn the craft of detailed writing. By studying the past, students become acquainted with those people and ideas which have made a difference and begin to understand why events unfold as they do.C:\fakepath\historyQuote.png

Fast Facts:

  • Experience the Civil War by analyzing and re-enacting battles and understand European honor codes through instruction in the art of fencing.
  • Bring history to life through Travel Study program in such destinations as Belize, Germany, Guatemala, Russia and Sicily.
  • Role play critical historical events in the lively and engaging Reacting to the Past historical simulations.
  • Minors commonly combined with this program are legal studies, business, education and international affairs.
  • To receive a major in history, students must complete a total of 36 credit hours.
  • Completing a degree in history with a secondary education emphasis requires 36 hours of coursework and students must satisfy the requirements for certification in education.

Student Organization:

  • Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society


Dr. Scott Giltner
Associate Professor of History, Department Chair of History and Foreign Languages and Associate Chairperson of the Division of Applied Liberal Arts & Sciences
Phone: (573) 288-6382
Email: sgiltner@culver.edu

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Ibf you have a passion for people and ideas and want to understand how the past shapes the present, you belong in Culver-Stockton’s history program. Through experiential learning in and out of the classroom, we combine a commitment to teaching with the belief that learning best takes place through hands-on experience.
History Degrees Offered
B.A. in History
B.A. in History Education
Experiential Learning in the History Department
The Department of History provides hands-on engagement with the past in three primary ways:
Undergraduate research, including work in professional archives
Simulations of actual events in competitive role-playing activities
Rigorous travel study to historic sites both domestically and overseas.
Through our hands-on approach to studying the past, you will:
Experience the Civil War by re-enacting its battles
Understand European honor codes through instruction in the art of fencing
Experience the First World War by working in the WWI Museum in Kansas City
Grasp ancient history while exploring archaeological sites in Turkey
Re-live the birth of the Modern Age through role-playing the French Revolution
Live environmental history by exploring Mayan ruins, jungle rainforests
What Can I Do With a Degree in History?
Public and Higher education
Law and Graduate school
Public/Government service
Library science
Museum studies
Any career that values research, writing, and critical thinking skills
For details about requirements for the major and course offerings, see the current C-SC academic catalog. Students also may take history as a minor.