College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Michael Price
Department of History
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
Bachelor of Arts in History
The Bachelor of Arts in History provides the student with a fuller understanding of self and society. By studying the fascinating developments of past cultures, historians seek to better comprehend who we are today and where we are going. On a more pragmatic level, the Bachelor of Arts in History offers rigorous training in critical thinking, research and writing skills highly valued in today's job market.
Students majoring in history may choose to concentrate in American, European or Non-Western history. Training in public history is also a strength of the department.
Increasingly, business professionals are coming to realize that they need people who have the ability to collect and synthesize data, think on their feet and write well. The history major excels in all these skills. In addition to entering the private business sector, many of Armstrong State University's history majors have found work in archives, museums and libraries across the southeastern United States. Some have chosen to teach while others are participating in the burgeoning tourism trade. A degree in history is also ideal preparation for law school and graduate programs in the humanities.
The department's full-time faculty members, all of whom hold doctoral degrees, represent a broad range of expertise. Their areas of specialization encompass the history of the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Within these broad geographic parameters, the department offers courses covering an array of topics, which include African American history, political culture, gender and women's studies, international studies and public history.
Savannah, Ga., the Colonial Capital
As Georgia's oldest city, Savannah is rife with opportunities for research in social, political, religious, military, agricultural, industrial and maritime history. Home to the nation's largest National Historic Landmark District, acclaimed museums, and state and federal research centers, Savannah is virtually a living laboratory with sites ranging from prehistoric occupations and colonial settlements to Civil War fortifications and opulent, 20th century resort communities.
For students interested in pursuing their training in history beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree, the department offers a Master of Arts degree with concentrations in American, European and public history.
Course of Study
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in History at Armstrong consists of 123 credit hours, 63 of which are taken in Core Areas A though E and department-specific core requirements in Area F. Students are required to take a foreign language up to the second intermediary level as part of Area F. History majors then progress though the program by taking 60 credit hours in required and optional history courses, related fields, and free electives.