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Milligan College history major

The study of history is one of the core disciplines of a liberal arts education. At Milligan, the study of history is rooted in the conviction that knowledge of the past contributes to intellectual maturity and an enriched quality of life. In an age skeptical of tradition and infatuated with the contemporary, the study of history helps to broaden the student’s world, leading to a richer understanding of the human condition in its various cultural, economic, and social contexts.

The history major at Milligan also develops a respect and enthusiasm for sound scholarship, as it introduces students to the various ways that scholars have understood, described, and interpreted the past. Given their commitment as Christians, the history faculty strives to model the ways Christians do the work of historians and invite history majors to do likewise.

The history major  provides a broad intellectual foundation for entry into various professional fields. Milligan history majors have become teachers, lawyers, physicians, ministers, archivists, business professionals, and practicing historians. A history minor is also available.

As a history majors at Milligan, you’ll:

  • Develop an appreciation for history and the craft of the historian
  • Be equipped for graduate study and for teaching history
  • Make use of basic research tools and resources in order to write well about history

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

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What can I do with a degree in History?

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Faculty

Dr. Lee Blackburn

Lee Blackburn

Associate Professor of History and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8493
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 125

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Dr. Michael Blouin

Michael Blouin

Associate Professor of English and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8768
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 117

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Dr. Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon

Professor of History and Humanities; Henry and Emerald Webb Chair of History

Phone: 423.461.8732
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 115

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Dr. Todd Edmondson

Todd Edmondson

Assistant Professor of Composition and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8790
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Building 123

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Dr. Craig Farmer

Craig Farmer

Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities; Associate Professor of History and Humanities; Area Chair of Humane Learning; Joel O. and Mabel Stephens Chair of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8942
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 122

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Dr. Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins

Associate Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Education; Professor of Sociology and Missions; Area Chair of Social Learning

Phone: 423.461.8739
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 116

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Dr. Heather Hoover

Heather Hoover

George and Janet Arnold Chair of Humanities; Associate Professor of English and Composition; Director of Writing; Director of the MAH Program

Phone: 423.461.8944
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 113

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Dr. John Jackson

John Jackson

Associate Professor of Bible and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8794
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 111

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Dr. Philip Kenneson

Philip Kenneson

Associate Dean of the School of Bible and Ministry; Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Area Chair of Biblical Learning; The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries

Phone: 423.461.8797
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 112

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Hongyou Lu

Hongyou Lu

Program Development Associate for Engineering; Mandarin Chinese Instructor

Phone: 423.461.1517
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Office: Engineering Offices, B.D. Phillips Building

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Dr. Allysha Martin

Allysha Martin

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8780
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 103

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

Vera Britton Chair of Bible; Professor of Bible

Phone: 423.461.8747
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 120

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Dr. Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Professor of Humanities, History and German

Phone: 423.461.8996
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 121

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Dr. Kayla Walker Edin

Kayla Walker Edin

Assistant Professor of English and Humanities

Phone: 423.461.8743
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Office: Baker Faculty Office Center, 119

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