History Bachelor's Degree Overview
History looks at the variety of human experiences among groups and individuals in diverse cultures, geographies and throughout time. Historians frame questions, seek out evidence, evaluate conflicting accounts, synthesize large amounts of information, and provide explanations for what happened in the past. History increases our understanding of the present and provides a guide for the future.
UTstudents have access to a variety of resources to help them investigate the past including the Carlson Library, Canaday Center Archives, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and area historical organizations. Tucker Hall, home of the history department, is one of the oldest buildings on Main Campus.
Public history introduces students to the professional practice of history in venues outside the academe including museums, archives and historical societies. Courses utilize an applied approach through teamwork, projects and work with sponsoring agencies.
College of Arts and Letters Highlights
- Active learning — Versus just sitting in a classroom and absorbing the knowledge, we have our students learn and then "do" through volunteer work or internships.
- Faculty working and researching in the field — In addition to teaching courses, our faculty are out there investigating and uncovering new insights and theories. This puts them among the leaders in their respective fields.
- Better preparation for graduate school — Most of the programs in the college have a graduate-level component, this means those same instructors will be teaching and preparing you at the undergraduate level.
- Technology integrated into curriculum — Our students learn and practice on the same equipment they'll encounter in the working world; standout technology includes a geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing labs, a media-driven Foreign Languages Learning Lab, a letterpress facility, a high-definition television studio with editing and scripting bays, and more.
Students develop skills including research, writing, analytical and critical thinking, and relational and interpretive abilities, which are useful in all professional fields. History graduates work as teachers, analysts, information specialists, in public service, libraries, museums, government agencies, and private businesses.
History Bachelor's Degree Curriculum