History

Active Learning Opportunities

In the History program, you'll have ample opportunity to apply what you learn and to showcase your strengths. Internships in law, business, museum work, and historic preservation are popular choices for exploring your many career options. Of particular interest is the public history internship in which students complete field work under the direction of professionals: conducting archival research, completing document preservation, and practicing cultural resource management.

For your senior seminar, you will pursue original primary research and present your research at the Great River Historical Conference, developed and hosted by the Quincy History program. Papers by Quincy students are known for their critical analysis and use of a wide range of historical documents. You'll never forget the satisfaction of completing an original investigation and presenting the results.

If you decide to pursue certification to teach Social Sciences in grades 6–12, you'll have the advantage of the Professional Development School model. From your first Education course, you'll learn your craft in a local public or private school, continuously connecting theory with classroom practice. It's no surprise that research demonstrates the greater effectiveness of educators who have learned their craft through the PDS approach. A wide range of experiences and progressive responsibilities will enhance your teaching portfolio and give you the confidence of a seasoned professional.

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