History and World Languages & Cultures

History and World Languages & Cultures

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What better place to study history than in the city that gave birth to both the Confederacy and the Civil Rights Movement? 

The AUM History Department was selected by the American Historical Association—the most important professional organization of historians in the United States—to be the subject of this short video, which will provide you with a good overview of our program’s many strengths.

AUM's history program will give you insight into the world and the forces and events that helped shape it.  You will gain information about the past, learn to analyze and evaluate that information, and communicate your findings in an intelligent and persuasive manner.  You will also learn from one of the most academically accomplished history faculties in the Southeast--every full-time faculty member has published at leas one book in his or her field, and all are extremely active in the profession.

Both History and World Languages & Cultures share AUM's commitment to internationalization.  Only those who learn about the interconnections among the peoples of the world will be truly prepared for life a rapidly changing global environment.  The Department of History and World Languages & Cultures will give students skills and a foundation of knowledge that will distinguish them as educated and critical thinkers throughout their careers.

Degrees in the Department of History and World Languages & Cultures

The History and World Languages & Cultures department has two degree plans that fall under the departments responsibility:

History Degree

World Languages and Cultures Degree

Minors in History and World Languages & Cultures

Careers for History Majors

Click here to see some of the exciting career opportunities awaiting a History Major.

Scholarships and Awards

The Fair-Robinson Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship open to currently-enrolled undergraduate History majors with at least a 3.25 GPA in History and a 3.00 overall average.  Applicants must have at least 12 semester hours of History courses above the 2000 level.

The Patricia Bradley Memorial Scholarship

Created in honor of Dr. Patricia Bradley, Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at AUM from 1982 to 2002.  This scholarship is open to currently-enrolled History majors or students who intend to declare a History major.   Applicants must have completed at least one History survey course and be currently enrolled in an additional History course.  Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all AUM course work as determined by the School of Liberal Arts.

The Don Dodd History Prize

A cash award of $50 to the AUM undergraduate who submits the best essay on the history of the American South.

The Dr. Richard Evans Morse Memorial History Prize

A cash award of $50 to the AUM undergraduate who submits the best essay on any topic.

For more information on scholarships and prizes, contact the Department of History at 334-244-3221.

Departmental Events

Book Sale

Each Fall semester, the department holds a book sale. Normally the tables are set-up between Goodwyn Hall and the University Center. Our offerings include cookbooks, children's books, biographies, murder mysteries, romance novels and science fiction as well as history (and almost anything else that has ever been in print); and our prices are LOW! All money raised from book sales goes to the History Department Scholarship Fund.

 History Dept Booksale

AUM Historical Review

The AUM Historical Review is a student-edited journal sponsored by the Department of History at Auburn University at Montgomery. Submissions may include papers on world history, U.S. History, or Alabama History; movie and documentary reviews; book reviews; articles on historic sites; interviews and oral histories; and more. The journal publishes the work of AUM students, regardless of major or classification. Copies of the AUM Historical Review are available at the History office in 348 Liberal Arts. To submit a work for consideration, or to learn more, please contact historicalreview@aum.edu.

 Alabama History Day

The next annual Alabama History Day is approaching. Click here to see how you can get involved.

Clubs & Societies

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society which promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. For more information contact the faculty advisor Dr. Lee Farrow at 334-244-3392 or lfarrow@aum.edu.

World Languages and Cultures Brochure