Location: Merwin Hall
Phone: (239) 590-7417
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
We offer one section of both Theories and Methods in History (HIS 3064) and Pro-Seminar (HIS 4936) each semester. We recommend that you take HIS 3064 during your sophmore or junior year and that you take HIS 4936 during your senior year.
As a liberal arts major, of course, the world is your oyster and you can consider a multitude of careers. Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless. More specifically, though, with your degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson.
Historians as Educators Historians as Researchers
Elementary Schools Museums and Historical Organizations
Secondary Schools Cultural Resources Management and Preservation
Postsecondary Education Think Tanks
Historic Sites and Museums
Historians as Communicators Historians as Advocates
Writers and Editors Lawyers and Paralegals
Journalists Litigation Support
Documentary Editors Legislative Staff Work
Producers of Multimedia Material Foundations
Historians As Information Managers Historians in Business & Associations
Archivists Historians in Corporations
Records Managers Contract Historians
Librarians Historians and Nonprofit Associations
History BAs intending to pursue an advanced degree in history may profitably consult the excellent new guide, Careers for Students of History, by Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen (2002: 64 pages, $7 members, $9 nonmembers. ISBN 0-87229-128-6).
The History Program offers many opportunities for volunteer internships in southwest Florida and paid and unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. Students may select from internships at libraries, museums, and government offices. For more information, please contact Dr. Erik Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phi Alpha Theta Annual Conference
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If you are interested in revising a research paper for publication, below are a number of undergraduate journals to consider: