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Programs in History

History (Bachelor of Arts)

Explore the Atlantic world, women and gender, medicine and science, war and society, transregional and global, digital history and culture. Learn the skillset of numerous professional and academic fields: research, analysis, writing, and global awareness. Take advantage of our unique region of the Waccamaw River and the Grand Strand, areas rich in the history and culture of Native American populations, European colonial settlements, Revolutionary War sites, plantation systems and slavery, Gullah Geechee people, agriculture, Civil Rights movements, international migrations, and modern tourism. The past has never been more present.

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African Diaspora Studies Minor 

The interdisciplinary minor in African Diaspora Studies (ADS) provides you with the learning environment and the tools to deepen their knowledge about the history, art and culture of people of African descent. From the local Gullah communities to the worldwide African diaspora, this field of study seeks to provide a scholarly approach to understanding the lives of black people wherever they are located across the globe. By studying the minor, you will develop multifaceted analytical tools of inquiry for human engagement and informed citizenship; therefore, the minor complements almost every major. The minor consists of 18 credit hours of coursework drawn from at least three disciplines and up to six disciplines.

See Dr. Maggi Morehouse (morehouse@coastal.edu) or Dr. Gillian Richards-Greaves (grichards@coastal.edu) for more information about the minor.

Cultural Heritage Studies Certificate 

Cultural Heritage Studies prepares you to understand, interpret, and promote a broad range of artifacts, texts, buildings, landscapes, and behaviors of cultures around the world, with an emphasis on our own unique region. In an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in cultural heritage studies, you will train in heritage interpretation and outreach, promoting community engagement in the process. You will develop skills and values pertinent to public history, digital history, museum studies, cultural resource management, and heritage tourism. The certificate involves 12 to 13 credit hours, complementing a wide range of majors, including history; anthropology and geography; art history; and hospitality, resort, and tourism management.

See Dr. Amanda Brian (abrian@coastal.edu) or Dr. Carolyn Dillian (cdillian@coastal.edu) for more information about the certificate.

Military Science Minor

The Military Science minor is designed for students who are enrolled in the U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). The minor allows ROTC cadets to better understand the history of war and conflict, and the history of the U.S. military, in particular. Armed with such knowledge, military science minors will be better leaders and critical thinkers in today's military forces as well as in public- and private-sector careers. In an increasingly complex world fraught with tension, such historical perspective offers lessons and potential resolutions. The minor stands at 18 credit hours of coursework drawn from ROTC and history courses.

See Major Chad Hodkins (chodkins@coastal.edu) or Dr. Amanda Brian (abrian@coastal.edu) for more information about the minor.