The Department of history and political science
"History is for human self-knowledge. Knowing yourself means knowing, first, what it is to be a person; secondly, knowing what it is to be the kind of person you are; and thirdly, knowing what it is to be the person you are and nobody else is. Knowing yourself means knowing what you can do; and since nobody knows what they can do until they try, the only clue to what humans can do is what humans have done.
The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what humans have done and thus what humans are."
♦R. G. Collingwood
There are several degree options in the Department of HIstory and Political Science at Gordon State:
- a two-year History emphasis;
- a two-year Political Science emphasis;
- a four-year Bachelor of Arts in History;
- and a Bachelor of Arts in History with Secondary Education Teacher Certification.
Love history, but majoring in another field?
Consider a History Minor, or join in the activities of our History Club.
And make sure to check out AHA's great site, Careers for History Majors.
Or, you may want to dig deep and find out more about the history in our surrounding area with a hands-on History Internship which counts as an upper-division course for history majors or as an upper-division elective for non-history majors. If you are interested and have your advisor's approval, fill out this History Internship Application with your attached Academic Summary from Banner Web. This History Internship Form should be filled out by your supervising history faculty member. Some recent internships include: Barnesville's Old Jail Museum and Archives; Hightower LCC Library at Gordon State ; Griffin-Spalding County Archives; and The Freedom Foundation/Something New in Selma, AL. Let us know if you would like to take advantage of these or other history internship opportunities.
Whether you are a MOWR high-school student, an incoming freshman, a transfer student, a non-traditional or adult student, or wanting to take online classes, the Department of History and Political Science at Gordon State may be just the place for you.
You can find more information about our academic programs in the Gordon State College Academic Catalog
For HPS news, scholarship opportunities, and other announcements, please see NEWS & EVENTS on the BA History page.