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David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences
History

Internships and Experiential Learning

History majors take creative, yet practical, courses that allow them to gain a well-rounded understanding of the past, including a “lab” course that explores methods of researching particular topics. There are course offerings in public and oral history, as well as opportunities for students to pursue collaborative research, working one-on-one with individual professors.


William Penn Project

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In 2014, students in Dr. Paul Ringel’s History Detectives course began the William Penn Project, dedicated to exploring and sharing the history of William Penn High School in High Point, NC.  Students have conducted oral histories with former students, assembled artifacts for a public exhibit, and launched a website for the project.

 

 

 


Study Abroad

 

Italy trip

History majors have studied abroad at Oxford Brookes University and Westminster College, Oxford, England. Our majors have also studied at the prestigious St. Andrews University in Scotland, Swansea University in Wales, and most recently participated in our semester program in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

 

 

 

China tripDepartment Chair Dr. Schneid will begin leading a study abroad program at the Université de Paris-Est Créteil in Spring 2016.  Our professors have led semester-long programs in the past to Oxford Brookes University and the HPU in Prague program.  Additionally, our professors have led students in Maymester trips along the Mississippi River and on shorter trips to China and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

 

See more information on HPU’s Study Abroad Program

 


AJ weaving

Internships

 

 

History majors have completed internships locally with legal firms and historical sites such as Old Salem and the High Point Museum. Other students have completed internships with the Naval History and Heritage Command and with the famous Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

See additional information on Internships at HPU

 

 


The department sponsors Phi Alpha Theta, a history honors society, and a History Club open not only to students majoring in history, but also to those students who have an interest in learning about the past.


Each fall, the department hosts the Rothenberg Seminar, bringing some of the leading authorities on military history to our campus, while the spring semester brings a noted U.S. historian to campus through the American Discoveries program.  See other events currently happening in the department.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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