Bachelor of Arts: History
Follow Your Curiosity about the Past
Journey locally and globally through historical sources and historical site visits to explore the people and events that shape our past and lend understanding to the present and future.
Expand your abilities to think historically – to find, analyze and evaluate sources ... to investigate questions and to persuade others of your findings. Build reading, writing, critical thinking and public speaking skills essential for success in life and any future career.
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Attentive education that focuses on your success with faculty mentorships that linger after graduation. Standards are high, but you’ve got this with access to tutoring and professors who are engaged in your success.
GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture and affordable tuition educate today's careers, and change the future for students at all levels, of all ages, from all walks of life.
This concentration provides the training and certification needed to teach history at the secondary level. Students in this concentration take a set combination of courses in history and teacher education. Formal admission to the teacher education programs is required to take the upper division education courses.
This concentration allows a student to shape an individualized course of study that draws from history and other liberal arts disciplines. With the advice and consent of the history faculty, students in this concentration choose courses related to a chosen theme of study. Students in this concentration will take courses in more than one history concentration or outside discipline to gain a well-rounded liberal arts education.
This concentration explores major themes in U.S. history from the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century to the present. Course topics include the settlement of the colonies, independence, nation building, slavery, the Civil War, industrialization, immigration, social movements and U.S. relations with the world. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take courses in a second history concentration or outside discipline to gain a well-rounded liberal arts education.
This concentration focuses primarily on the history of Europe from antiquity to the present. Courses in this concentration may focus on specific areas, such as Greece, or specific periods, such as Europe in the 20th century, and they will consider Europe’s history within a global context. Students in this concentration are encouraged take courses in a second history concentration or outside discipline to gain a well-rounded liberal arts education.
This concentration examines the world system with emphasis on Asia, Africa and the Americas. Courses may focus on specific areas and periods or may develop broad themes exploring interconnections across the globe. Students in this concentration are encouraged take courses in a second history concentration or outside discipline to gain a well-rounded liberal arts education.
Careers and Grad School Prep
The study of history enriches a student’s understanding of our human heritage and develops valuable skills of critical thinking and clear communication. History courses prepare students for a range of pursuits including careers in education, government, law and business.
GGC fosters partnerships with local community organizations and historical sites to provide learning opportunities and tangible experiences that move portfolios to the top of the employment pile.
- Academic conference presentations
- Volunteering, internships, service learning – examples of past organizations:
- Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
- Gwinnett Historical Society
- Fort Hollingsworth-White House
- Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society
Minors, Certificates, Certifications
Minors, certificates and certifications add value and enhance degrees for enrolled degree-seeking students. Learn more about available professional certificate programs for non-degree seeking students.
Challenge. Question. Collaborate. Contribute.
Unique to GGC’s focus on student engagement, faculty invite students at all levels – including freshmen – to collaborate on research projects, conference presentations, even co-authoring articles published in academic journals.