Archive | November, 2015

A few updates from the History Department

22 Nov

A few updates here from the History Department about study abroad for spring and summer 2016 and a new B.S. degree in history.

New Bachelor of Science degree offered in History
The History Department has implemented a new BS degree and a BS degree with licensure beginning Fall 2015. The BS degree requires two minors and there is no foreign language requirement. The BS degree with licensure requires one minor in addition to the Secondary Education minor, with the possibility of adding a third endorsement. Talk to your faculty advisors if you want more information. Or you can contact the Undergraduate Director Dr. Yüan-ling Chao at

The MTSU history department has several study abroad options for spring and summer 2016. Listed below are undergraduate and graduate courses and contact information for each. 

MTSU in Scotland: International Historic Preservation, June 28-July 19
Experience three weeks in Glasgow and Edinburgh while learning about the preservation and interpretation of Scotland’s history and culture through its famous city centers, museums, artifacts, landscapes, and historic sites. Meet preservation professionals and learn about their practices in a British context. Gain a new perspective on your life and future career in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities. 
Email Dr. Graham at

Native American History in the UK & Ireland, May 28-June 19
Come spend three weeks exploring the transnational history of Native North Americans in London, Belfast, and Dublin. Students will immerse themselves in the experience of being foreign visitors as they consider how unfamiliar people have encountered, interpreted, and misinterpreted Native Americans in the UK and Ireland since the sixteenth century.
Email Dr. Riley Sousa at

Ireland 1916/2016, June 7-19
Join this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet academics and public historians involved in the centenary commemorations of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, a seminal event in the history of Irish nationhood. Students will visit historical sites, archives, and museums in Dublin, Belfast, and Galway, meet the people who direct and interpret these sites, and attend an academic conference on the global context of Ireland’s 1916.
Email Dr. Doyle at

Public Memory and the Vietnam War, May 13-27
By traveling to Vietnam on this customized tour, our students will study history “on the ground” where it happened, as well as evaluating the historical literature, popular culture (including fiction, music, and film), and the cultural approaches to warfare.
Email Dr. Derek Frisby at

Cultural Ecology, March 4-13 (Spring Break)
Historically and spatially examine the symbolic relationship between the people and their natural environment in what the UN says is the “happiest” country in the world. From the volcanic mountains of north central Costa Rica to the beaches of the Pacific you will explore it all.
Email Dr. Doug Heffington at