History/Political Science

The History/Political Science degree is an exciting degree that contains a semester of study in Washington, D.C. with the C.C.C.U. American Studies Institute. Graduates will have been exposed to both content knowledge and experience in the nation’s capital.

Careers for a history or political science major:

Lawyer, geographer, high school or elementary school teacher, research analyst, archivist, librarian, anthropologist, museum curator, historian, event planner, editor, journalist, office manager, administrative assistant, lobbyist, policy analyst, legislative assistant, public relations, social media manager, marketing research analyst, political consultant, campaign worker, and campaign manager.

History & Political Science Program Objectives

Upon completion of the History & Political Science program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of significant political, economic, and social trends in United States history.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and functioning of American governmental institutions, of their historical origins, and of the constitutional theories upon which they rest.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis for individual rights and of how these rights relate to, limit, and are limited by the process of collective democratic self-governance.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the major schools of western political philosophy and of the cultural and intellectual roots of American identity in a broader “western” past and present.
  5. Demonstrate aptitude in critical evaluation of historical documents and works of political theory, as evidenced by careful reading and effective writing.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of methodological approaches to studying the human past and philosophies of government and a sense of the major challenges faced in doing so.
  7. Articulate a Christian understanding of human nature and critically evaluate nonChristian theories of government and history in comparison.

For more information, contact Professor Julie Hufstetler, jhufstetler@okwu.edu, 918-335-6806