History

History

Through the study of history, students learn that just as with a film, the current scenes cannot be understood without having seen those that came before. Once outside the narrow frame of our own time and place, we are much better able to exercise what historian Jacques Barzun calls “a quick and shrewd understanding” of contemporary developments.

Read about how this major will prepare you for a strong career.

"I loved the interdisciplinary nature of the history major. I gained exposure to many different fields of knowledge." - Jenna Radford, '06, Wake Washington Program Coordinator
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The unique perspective provided through the history major offers intellectual insight, provides the basis of informed citizenship, and cultivates a skill set that can be applied to a variety of careers. These include law, government, museum and historic site management, research and archives, teaching, and journalism. The major is also excellent preparation for graduate and law school.

As project director of the Criminal Justice Oral Histories internship program, Miranda Bohl, ’21, explored her interest in history and gained new appreciation for the importance of helping people tell their stories.

The Academic Benefits of Meredith’s Beverly Perdue Collection
Beverly Perdue, the first woman to serve as governor of North Carolina, recently donated a collection of her materials to Meredith College. The materials have already provided valuable research opportunities for students interested in undergraduate research.

Beverly Perdue, the first woman to serve as governor of North Carolina, recently donated a collection of her materials to Meredith College. The materials have already provided valuable research opportunities for students interested in undergraduate research.

Photo of Emily Chilton outside on campus

From the moment Emily Chilton, ’18, stepped foot on campus she knew she wanted to connect with as many people as possible and leave a lasting impact.

Arielle Boland

History major Arielle Boland, ’17, made the most of her experiences as an honors student.

Callie Davis

A double major in chemistry and history, honors student Callie Davis explored a range of interests at Meredith.

Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8089
vitarbog@meredith.edu
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