History

Students sit outside a tent on the Quad during a reenactment for history class.

About the Program

The hands-on approach of Culver-Stockton’s history department better enables our students to read critically, engage in thoughtful research in both primary and secondary sources and learn the craft of careful, detailed writing. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a variety of areas, including primary, secondary and higher education, business, law, public service, library science, ministry and any other profession that values the ability to think, research and write clearly. By studying the past, students become acquainted with the people and ideas that have made a difference and begin to understand why events unfold as they do.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

Studying the past can take you anywhere because it reveals timeless human truths while simultaneously developing highly practical skills valued by employers and graduate/professional schools. There are endless possibilities for history students. A major in history creates adaptable, life-long learners and provides essential skills for the current job market. Our students thrive in this ever-changing world because the discipline of history creates graduates whom both understand the critical lessons from the past and possess the practical skills that employers demand.

Beyond the Classroom

Honor Societies: Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society
Professional Experiences: History majors are encouraged to complete at least one internship during their careers. History Education majors will work as a Student Teacher in order to complete their degree requirments and become certified to teach.
Travel Study Courses: The History Department are campus leaders in travel study. Study abroad destinations visited in the past decade include Belize, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Russia, Sicily and Turkey.
Service Learning: Students in the Environmental History in Belize and Guatemala study abroad course work in teams to raise money for school children in Blue Creek, Belize.
Creative Expression: History majors, especially those in the Stories in Blue and White oral history class, maintain and contribute to the Blue and White Project, an ongoing oral history of Culver-Stockton College maintained by the History Department. Students learn the craft of producing oral history and then conduct interviews with alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College.

After C-SC

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a variety of areas, including primary, secondary and higher education, business, law, public service, library science and ministry.

“History is life itself, the very core of our being. To see into the lives of those who came before, to understand their humanity is a truly precious gift that has been bestowed upon me countless times by my professors here.”
–Leslie Wilson ’19

AT A GLANCE

Can you minor in this program?
Yes

Emphasis within the major:
History or History Education

Popular second major:
Legal Studies, English, Business, Communication

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For more information, contact:
Dr. Scott Giltner
Associate Professor of History
Phone: 573-288-6382
Email: sgiltner@culver.edu

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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