Why study History? Why does it matter what happened long ago? 

History teaches us lessons about our past, present and future. Students of history learn to read and interpret a variety of materials and to apply them to problem solving. 

Through the study of history, you'll gain the tools to understand yourself and others. You'll have the chance to appreciate your community and be an involved citizen. History also prepares you for a variety of jobs from lawyer to writer to information security analyst.


  • Arkansas and the Southwest
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Modern American History
  • The African American Experience
  • Modern European History
  • African History
  • The Middle East
  • Public History
  • Women’s and Gender History

Additional courses


  • Publisher or editor
  • Archivist
  • Information security analyst
  • Public historian
  • College professor
  • Library or museum administrator
  • Lawyer

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Department of Social Sciences
McBrien Hall, Room 201B 
Box 7793 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001