About the Program

Our history major offers a variety of courses designed to provide you with an understanding of historical and political processes. You’ll study a variety of fields and be introduced to advanced research, writing and social science research methods. A major in history provides excellent preparation for law school, government work, foreign service and various service industries and institutions.

Hosford History Center

The Hosford History Center and Lawrence Archives was renovated  from a 170-year-old building into a cutting-edge museum and archive with offices, meeting rooms, student workspaces, and a café where history majors can begin working their first year.

As a history and learning center, the space is a hub of activity with a steady flow of students and visitors participating in tours, research and events that all illuminate Olivet’s unique and socially progressive history.

Below is a sampling of History courses offered. A full listing of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog on page 109.

Courses in the Program

HIS 206 - Latin American History
HIS 211 - World History-1500 to Present
HIS 219 - The Modern Middle East
HIS 341 - American Women


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