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History and Political Science

The Department of History and Political Science seeks to engage students and train them to be careful readers, creative thinkers, creative problem solvers, 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 much more.

The faculty of the History and Political Science departments are particularly excited to off courses in ABAC’s, and Georgia’s only, combined major in History and Government. Under this degree, students will take a balance of both History and Political Science courses to explore fundamental issues relating to race, political theory, international relations, economic development, violence, sexuality, political behavior, and more. A wide range of electives are also offered to enable students to tailor the degree to their specific career goals. The History and Government major has been designed to enable students to enter the workforce as critical thinkers and strong communicators or to prepare them for further studies at graduate or law school.

History and Government (B.S.)
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The major in History and Government prepares students for work in government, non-profit, and private sector organizations that deal with rural issues, such as Habitat for Humanity, the University of Georgia (UGA) extension service, the Southern Rural Development Center, Main Street programs, and others of similar nature; for work in museums and archives; or be ready to enter graduate school programs in areas such as historic preservation, global studies, journalism, law, and others. The History and Government major emphasizes critical thinking skills, encourages an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives, and develops a greater understanding of the issues particular to the rural environment to provide an avenue of self-knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility.