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The history major (11 courses) is extremely flexible 提供广泛的主题 from around the globe and fulfilling many of the college’s Foundation requirements, 留给未成年人的时间, 双专业, 跨学科的专业, 或者研究生院的先决条件. 超过两门必修课, (“The Historian’s Craft” and “Senior Seminar”), 学生可以选择非洲课程, 亚洲, 美国, 欧洲, 拉丁美洲的, and Middle Eastern history over several centuries. Coursework taken abroad or at an accredited 4 year institution may be transferred into the major if pre-approved by the department chair.
历史 is the only department at Rhodes that prepares its majors to be confident public speakers. All seminars at the 300 level require a substantial oral presentation, and most courses emphasize discussion throughout the semester. 学生 often present their work on campus and at national and regional meetings of our honor society Phi Alpha Theta.
历史 students develop extremely strong skills in analysis, 论证, and clarity of expression by writing consistently throughout the major. 每个级别的课程都强调写作, and in 400 level seminars students produce a substantial essay based on original research. 学生 often submit their work to our student-edited, peer-reviewed journal the 正规博彩十大网站排名历史评论 和其他出版物(参见 RHR 在历史网站上). 学生 have co-authored published articles with faculty members.
Rhodes history majors are among the best in the college and regularly win some of the most prestigious prizes, 奖, 在学校和全国都获得了荣誉. They are routinely inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and for 4 years in a row history majors won the college’s highest academic honor, 佩顿·纳尔·罗兹-PBK奖. 历史 majors have won Watson 奖学金 to travel the world, 富布赖特奖学金, 爱默生奖学金, 杜鲁门奖学金. In 2011, a Rhodes history major won the award given by the American Historical Association for the best published undergraduate paper in the US.
历史100级课程. Designed for first-year students and sophomores, these seminars focus on specific topics. These courses are writing intensive and fulfill one of the “written communication” requirements (F2i) under the Foundations Curriculum. Many also fulfill the “historical forces" (F3) requirement.
200级课程. Open to every student at Rhodes -- including first-year students -- these courses cover a broad chronological span or large geographical area and are introductory in nature. 除了掌握课程内容, students will begin to learn to think historically through interpretive writing assignments that require them to draw from and engage with course material and readings. Such courses normally fulfill the “historical forces” (F3) requirement. Several of these courses also fulfill the “systematic analysis of human interaction and contemporary institutions” (F8) and the “cultural perspectives” (F9) requirements.
历史300级课程: These research seminars focus on specific topics or time periods, while paying significant attention to historiography. 学生 are required to make a significant oral presentation.
历史400级课程: These research seminars focus on specific topics or time periods, while paying significant attention to historiography. 学生 are required to complete a substantive research paper in which they engage substantially with primary sources.