Planning On Going To College In History

Discussion in 'General' started by Hidden_Sniper, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Hidden_Sniper

    Hidden_Sniper Junior Member

    im plannig on majoring in history... where shood i go?? (in the usa)
     
  2. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    What specialism of history do you want to take?

    And how far away from home are you willing to live for three years?
     
  3. Hidden_Sniper

    Hidden_Sniper Junior Member

    World War II History... I am wiling to go no farther than Alabama in the South.. Ohio (which i live in) in the north.... no farther than missouri in the west.... no farther than Pennsylvania in the east.... WORLD WAR II HISTORY IS WHAT IM INTERESTED IN
     
  4. jamesicus

    jamesicus Senior Member

    Originally posted by Hidden_Sniper@Apr 27 2005, 08:18 PM
    World War II History... I am wiling to go no farther than Alabama in the South.. Ohio (which i live in) in the north.... no farther than missouri in the west.... no farther than Pennsylvania in the east.... WORLD WAR II HISTORY IS WHAT IM INTERESTED IN
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    Well, Ohio State University has an excellent History Department and 20th Century History curriculum. (my son graduated from there).

    James
     
  5. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    I'm glad you're majoring in history. Someone will snicker, "There's no future in history." Tell the folks who are majoring in engineering or "homeland security" this, when they say that: "It takes a scientist to tell you how to make an atomic bomb. It takes an engineer to tell you how to build a concentration camp. It takes a historian to tell you why you don't." :)
     
  6. Hidden_Sniper

    Hidden_Sniper Junior Member

    lol....ne way.. are there any other really good History Program Colleges?
     
  7. halfyank

    halfyank Member

    I understand that one of the Kansas schools is very good, but I can't remember which one. If Angie999 remembers a guy name James Quinn over on The History Channel WWII forum, or for a while on Historic Battles, he was going to go there for his masters in History. Seems like several of the people who give commentary on THC are from one Kansas school. I just wish I could tell you which one.

    Someday, when I decide what I want to be when I grow up, I'm 49, I want to major in history.
     
  8. angie999

    angie999 Very Senior Member

    Originally posted by halfyank@May 4 2005, 09:13 PM
    I understand that one of the Kansas schools is very good, but I can't remember which one. If Angie999 remembers a guy name James Quinn over on The History Channel WWII forum, or for a while on Historic Battles, he was going to go there for his masters in History. Seems like several of the people who give commentary on THC are from one Kansas school. I just wish I could tell you which one.

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    James still looks in on HB from time to time and I am sure that he could be a useful source of advice.

    Why not register at HB and PM him? You may need to wait a bit for a reply, but I am sure he will respond when he can.
     
  9. BrianP

    BrianP Member

    I majored in history for two years at Louisiana State University, and felt it was an excellent education. I switched to business administration only after I decided I would move to Australia, and figured there wasn't much call for American history teachers there. I know that LSU has courses dedicated to just World War II, but you have to work your way there by taking general history courses first. Also, that course is reviewed on a semester-by-semester basis depending on demand. You probably wouldn't make it to the World War II course until your third year.

    http://www.lsu.edu
     
  10. Hidden_Sniper

    Hidden_Sniper Junior Member

    Ok.. so your saying find an alternate history subject for my freshman year, then sophomore year; WWII will be open?
     
  11. BrianP

    BrianP Member

    It's all part of the concept of wanting to give students a well-rounded education. They don't like freshmen coming in and taking a history course on something that specific. They want you to take a general world history course, then American history, then a specific time period of American history (I did from 1861 till now), and then you get to the nitty gritty- your World War II class.

    I can see an upside and a downside to the whole well-rounded education thing. I knew I wanted to teach American history. But I still had to take courses ranging from chemisy to psychology, and ancient history courses (which I have no interest in). They want you to keep options open when you first start school and not limit yourself to one thing.

    A suggestion too. I would take a political science, sociology, and even a beginners economics course to go with your history. Those three subjects go hand-in-hand with history when you really think about it.
     
  12. andy007

    andy007 Senior Member

    I like Brians suggestion about taking a range of subjects that go with History. After a year off next year I plan to head to university and study History, political science and anthropology.
     

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