History and World Languages & Cultures
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:
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.