About the History Major
Coursework in the history major prepares students to think critically, to construct sound arguments based on evidence, to write creatively, and to understand the historical processes that have shaped the world in which we all live. Our classes enable students to develop skills that have practical applications in areas such as law, professional writing, research, and international relations. Students also have the opportunity to complete internships and gain experience in public history. The history program at Ohio State Marion offers a range of courses that span the globe, as well as time period from the ancient world to the present. Classes are delivered in a variety of formats from interactive lectures to small discussion-based seminars on specific themes. All courses allow students to work directly with faculty and develop projects that are of special interest to the student. Faculty work with students to develop senior and honors theses.