history

Like business, history is a major that puts graduates in the advantageous position of being prepared for anything. You’ll learn research, writing and critical-thinking skills that will benefit you no matter what career field you choose. Your ability to define and interpret the happenings of the past will be the basis of your knowledge for planning for the future, and many employers will value that skill.

I’m also a minor!

credits required for the History major

students enrolled in the History program

students per class on average in the History program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample Four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate primary and secondary historical resources
  • Engage multiple historical methodologies and multiple sources to produce will-researched written work
  • Explain historical developments across multiple cultures and regions

Career opportunities

  • Corporate historian
  • Legislative staff
  • Archivist
  • Museum curator
  • Historic preservationist

History minor

Take a tour across the globe with a history minor; you’ll focus on Europe/Russia, North America, Africa/Latin America and East and West Asia in your courses. Historical imagination and research skills can help students with a variety of career as jobs and technology change.

credits required for the History minor

Faculty

DAVID DOELLINGER

Professor, History
503-838-8254 | doellind@wou.edu | HSS 212

PATRICIA GOLDSWORTHY-BISHOP

Associate Professor, Department Head, History
503-838-8464 | goldswop@wou.edu | HSS 218

BAU HWA HSIEH

Professor, History
503-838-8853 | hsiehb@wou.edu | HSS 224

KIMBERLY JENSEN

Professor, History
503-838-8318 | jenseki@wou.edu | HSS 208

JOHN RECTOR

Professor, History
503-838-8294 | rectorj@wou.edu | HSS 222

ELIZABETH SWEDO

Associate Professor, History
503-838-9208 | swedoe@wou.edu | HSS 207

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Contact Us

503-838-8288

email: ryalss@wou.edu 

Location: HSS 231