History, Humanities, and Modern Languages Department

History Program

WELCOME TO THE HISTORY PROGRAM AT DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY!

Our program trains students to investigate complex problems, identify reliable sources, analyze information, and communicate conclusions in a clear and thoughtful manner through advanced writing skills.

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DEGREES OFFERED

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History and Social Science Teaching Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

The Social Science Teaching emphasis prepares students to pursue secondary teaching careers in many areas of of the high school curriculum, including American History, World History, Utah History, Political Science, Psychology, Geography, Economics, and Sociology.

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History, B.A./B.S.

The History degree offers students insights into the past and affords them strong critical thinking and writing skills that prepare them for a variety of careers, including university teaching, public history, museum studies, library science, law, public administration, journalism, and marketing.

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History, Minor

The History minor allows students to pair advanced coursework in history with a full major in another field of their choice.

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Integrated Studies - History Emphasis, B.A./B.S.

The History emphasis in Integrated Studies enables students to combine coursework in history, and in another field of their choice, into a single degree.

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Our Mission

The Department of History and Political Science prepares students to pursue advanced study in history, law, international relations, journalism, or numerous other professional fields. Our programs train students to investigate complex problems, identify reliable sources, analyze information, and communicate conclusions in a clear and thoughtful manner through advanced writing skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe key historical events, processes, and actors from a diverse array of times and places.
  • Investigate diverse forms of historical evidence and evaluate sources for their appropriateness and utility.
  • Create forms of written and oral presentation, using accepted professional methodologies, which clearly articulate historical interpretations.
  • Analyze and interpret historical evidence and key historiographical debates, distinguishing between causal and correlative factors in the historical process.
  • Develop skills and strategies for conveying historical knowledge, interpretations and methodologies to diverse audiences using a variety of delivery methods.

Chip McLeod, Ph.D.

Program Director

Email: mcleod@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7827

Office: McDonald 227

Hope Mullins

Administrative Assistant

Email: Hope.Mullins@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7881

Office: McDonald 226

Chandler Whitlock

Advisor

Email: Chandler.Whitlock@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4383

Office: McDonald 219

Clinton Buhler, Ph.D.

Department Chair - History, Humanities, and Modern Languages

Email: buhler@dixie.edu

Fax: 435-652-7807

Office: University Plaza B 122