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History & Political Science & International Studies Department

As a student in history, political science or international studies, you will gain an understanding of diverse cultures, time periods, and political systems, learning effective skills in research, analysis, critical thinking and communication. Majors apply these skills to explore the problems facing the global community.


Contact Information
Gregory Vitarbo
Professor of History
214 Joyner Hall
vitarbog@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8089


Featured Stories

Katelyn Smith

A love of learning about other cultures prompted Katelyn Smith to apply for the Fulbright Program. Read more »

Calle Davis

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

Jessica Feltner

Armed with her Meredith degree in history, Jessica Feltner, ’15, pursued a master’s degree in Asian Studies at UC-Berkeley. Read more »

The Meredith College Poll

Students taking a poll in the language learning lab

Administered by the Department of History and Political Science, The Meredith College Poll is part of the College's commitment to civic engagement. Students conduct this poll of registered N.C. voters each semester, and gain hands-on polling experience.

More about the poll

The Status of Women in N.C. Politics

Photo of Capital Building downtown in Raleigh

This report, released by Meredith College, found that in North Carolina, women make up more than 54% of registered voters, but hold less than 25% of elected and appointed offices. The report uses data about women as voters and elected leaders throughout the state to offer recommendations for improving women's underrepresentation in politics.

More about women in N.C. Politics

Politics Aside: Women and the Vote

Equal Sufferage League

American women won the right to vote in 1920, but they were far from apolitical prior to ratification of the 1... more »

Civil Discourse

Civil Discouse

Integrity and intellectual freedom top the list of Meredith College’s seven core values. Students are expected to... more »

Study in North Carolina’s Capital

Meredith’s location in North Carolina’s capital is ideal. Students can see state government in action, intern at historic sites and museums, and explore educational opportunities at international businesses in nearby Research Triangle Park. 

Raleigh skyline at dusk with purple and blue skies. Buildings are lit up in background