History

The study of history helps the you better understand the context of the events you see in the news and fosters an enjoyment of our interconnected, globalized world history. Coursework involves training in the use of historical sources as a means for developing skills in critical analysis, a spirit of inquiry and open-mindedness. Beyond the importance of knowing our past, a historical approach to problem solving modern-day events is appreciated in: teaching, law, journalism, politics, the ministry, civil or diplomatic services or business. In this program, you will choose coursework from U.S., European, and Non-West areas for study. We also offer specialized courses on topics including: history as depicted in film and fiction, diplomatic history, and military studies. You may major or minor in History. A major is also offered in Social Studies with an Emphasis in History to teach at the secondary level. If you’re interested in elementary or special education study, you can complete an emphasis in Social Studies through the College of Education and Technology.

Special services and opportunities

We are committed to responsible academic advising. Our faculty are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission to the programs they advise. Students in History often compete successfully for internship opportunities in governmental and non-governmental agencies, have studied abroad for one or more semesters and actively seek mentorship in their future fields. Majors in history from ENMU have achieved considerable success in graduate study, law, business, government service, as educators, and in a wide variety of fields in business, including information technology and others.

Service and mutual interest organizations

ENMU's History Guild offers majors and minors in history an opportunity to share your appreciation of historical study with their fellow students and with the wider University and Portales-area communities.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Science or Arts in History degree, including the courses you will take when you're a History, Social Sciences and Religion major at Eastern.


For More Information

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Department Chair,
Professor of History,
Office Location: Jack Williamson Liberal Arts (JWLA), Room 127B
Phone: 575.562.2967

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