Why study history and/or philosophy at APSU?
Wondering where you should pursue your interest in history or philosophy? Already an APSU student but not sure what to major in? Here are just a few of the reasons to study history and/or philosophy at Austin Peay:
The department is home to two top-notch student organizations:
Theta Delta is APSU's local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (the National History Honors Society). Theta Delta has been recognized each of the last four years as the top chapter in the nation, and has been recognized along with the History Club as amongst the best student organizations on campus.
Scholarship and Scholarships
The department attracts top-notch students, and it shows, whether presenting at conferences or creating the state's first student-run history journal. And we're proud to recognize our students' accomplishments: in addition to departmental awards and scholarships, students in history and philosophy make the department proud year after year by attracting accolades from across campus and beyond.
Internships and Real Life Experience
APSU encourages students to seek out internship opportunities in their fields, and the Department of History & Philosophy is no exception. Thanks to our special relationship with the Pratt Museum on Fort Campbell, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in museum sciences.
Students can also get hands-on experience by contributing to the Veterans' Oral History Project. Working with Dr. Greg Zieren, students over the past decade have conducted hundred of interviews
Travel and Study Abroad
Whether as part of the Asian Studies program, one of Dr. Dewey Browder's summer tours through Europe to explore the history of the Holocaust, or new programs like the one spearheaded by Dr. Greg Hammond in Latin American history, students have the opportunity to not only read about but see the world.
Teacher Training and Preparation
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Dr. Michelle Butts, the department can offer history students looking to become teachers all the help they'll need to finish their degree on time. And future teachers in other concentrations will find required courses like Modern World History and Early World History offered online and during the summer in addition to in the classroom during the fall and spring semesters.