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Bachelor of Arts in History with Topical Emphasis

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri

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Students in UW-La Crosse History Department's history major with topical emphasis in cultural and social history will study the history of cultural and social forces embodied in movements and organizations; art, literature, and film; areas of human experience including apparel, architecture, and culinary practices; and the various commercial media inundating our daily lives. Our students will learn how social and cultural phenomena have historically affected and structured our material and intellectual environment in connection with ethical concerns involving political and economic questions.

In general, the History Department's cultural and social history emphasis will help students develop and make tangible the kinds of relatively intangible skills prospective employers and professional and graduate school admissions committees will value: problem solving, analytical and creative thinking, research skills, the ability to express oneself and one's thoughts clearly and persuasively both verbally and in writing, intercultural communication skills, and the capacity to address immediate concerns with the kind of "big picture" perspective that a historically grounded education provides.

A topical emphasis in public and policy history refers to scholarly work that seeks out audiences beyond the classroom and the academic journal. While professional historians may study a vast array of time periods, peoples, and topics, public and policy history is distinct in that it seeks to spread that research to broader audiences, and also to take as its subject of study those attempts to connect history to the people.

Students in the UWL History Department’s history major with topical emphasis in religious studies will have an opportunity to study the fascinating phenomenon of religion from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with course offerings in the Departments of History, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The religious studies emphasis challenges students to question common stereotypes about religion and religious people, to become aware of the multiple roles and functions religion plays in human cultural life, and to both critically scrutinize and emphatically understand the rationales that have shaped the wide variety of religious world views, behaviors, and experiences that humans have used in the course of constructing, maintaining, and inhabiting their cultural worlds.

Career Opportunities

By achieving an undergraduate degree in history, students acquire a set of skills that serve a broad set of professional careers. Graduates have analytical and interpretive skills gained from intensive study of both secondary and primary source materials. Our graduates are information managers, who can compile, organize, and use large sets of data, volumes of text, and visual, oral, and material culture. History graduates possess effective oral and written communication skills. These are skills, gained and set in a wide range of historical contexts that form a solid foundation for multiple careers. Our program prepares students for careers such as advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, businessperson, campaign worker, congressional aide, consultant, documentary filmmaker, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, historic preservationist, history professor, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, K-12 educator, landscape architecture planner, lawyer, legislative staffer, librarian, lobbyist, museum professional, paralegal, park ranger, personnel manager, policymaker, politician, public relations staffer, urban planner, writer and a wide array of positions in arts and humanities and service organizations. With additional graduate-level education history majors may prepare to teach at the community college or university level, a career in law, and more specialized fields in public and policy history.

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College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH)

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (4 yıl)

Okul ücreti
US$18,175.00 (TRY 341,892) Yıllık
Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Eylül 2023


College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH)

1725 State Street,



54601, United States

Giriş koşulları

Amerika gelen öğrenciler için

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Applicant must have completion of secondary or post-secondary from institution.

English Language Proficiency

Applicant must have TOEFL score of 73 with IELTS score of 6.0 and PTE score of 54. In addition completion of ELS level 112 and completion of WESLI level 700 is required.

Priority application deadlines are 15 December for the January/Spring semester and 15 July for the September/Fall semester.

Seçtiğiniz bölüme bağlı olarak farklı IELTS koşulları olabilir.


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