History & Political Science
The department of History and Political Science seeks to engage students as they become careful readers, creative thinkers, and clear communicators—all essential skills for success in contemporary life. History and Political Science students at ABAC have gone on to enjoy successful careers working in government affairs, the legal profession, multinational corporations, and more.
The faculty of the History and Political Science department is particularly excited to offer courses in ABAC’s pathbreaking Rural Studies program. Rural communities face considerable challenges, none more pressing than the problem of “brain drain,” where talented, educated young people leave their communities to seek opportunity in urban areas. ABAC’s Rural Studies program is a pioneering effort to tackle this problem head-on, equipping a new generation of students with the analytical tools to understand both the problems and promises of rural communities. The Politics and Modern Cultures track of the Rural Studies program includes history and political science courses exploring issues related to race, political theory, economic development, violence, sexuality, and more. Click here to see a suggested course of study for the Politics and Modern Cultures, Rural Studies degree.
The department also offers Associate of Arts degrees in both history and political science. Graduates of this program are well prepared to either transition into ABAC’s Rural Studies program or transfer to another institution for an additional degree.
Please click on our individual faculty pages to learn more about who we are and what we teach. The History and Political Science faculty look forward to welcoming you to our classes and learning along with you.