The Department of History & Political Science

 We want to see you succeed in your college career. We take a different view on the importance of students from other universities - we aren't only concerned with getting you to come to Arkansas Tech after high school, we also want to assist you in getting the most from college life while you are here.

The Department provides many services to you. We have several organizations which are geared toward giving students more of an opportunity for detailed study and involvement in campus life. And if you're interested in other departments or organizations on campus but don't know where to turn, visit us in Witherspoon Hall and we'll point you in the right direction.

 

 

Degrees and Programs

 

History

In addition to history-specific coursework, this program requires interdisciplinary studies in the areas of Economics, Political Science, Geography, Communication, and Behavioral Sciences. 

Political Science

In addition to history-specific coursework, this major requires interdisciplinary studies in the areas of Sociology, Psychology, or Economics. 

Cultural & Geospatial Studies

This program allows for a full integration of cultural development and movement where students can choose from two tracks to study coursework focused in either Anthropology or Geography.

International Studies

As an interdisciplinary program, coursework is taken from the departments of History & Political Science and English & World Languages to fulfill a mutual understanding of culture through language and historical events that shape the present. Students

Public History

In addition to history-specific coursework, this program requires interdisciplinary studies in the areas of Economics, Political Science, Geography, Communication, and Behavioral Sciences. 

Social Studies Education

This program provides a strong emphasis on the History, Political Science, and Economics. Advanced work through teaching internships are required for the program to achieve the licensure requirements in grades 7 through 12..

 

The Department of History and Political Science (previously named the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) has a Nationally Recognized Social Studies Teacher Education Program, as awarded by the National Council for the Social Studies.

The Arkansas Digital History Institute was founded to collect and make available to the public digital copies of Arkansas's most significant historical artifacts. Donations come from everyday Arkansans who have documents, photographs, sound recordings, and video recordings in their possession that they wish to contribute to the historical record and preserve for future generations. Visit the site at http://adhi.atu.edu/

For more information contact:

Dr. David Blanks, Department Head

 

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Careers

Careers in Political Science
Careers in History


Contact the Department of History & Political Science

Witherspoon Hall 255

407 West Q Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0265

Email: htinerella@atu.edu