Academics: Majors and Programs

History Provides a Glimpse Into Your Future

A student is more likely to leave Spelman College as a history graduate than enter as a history major.  Kathleen Phillips-Lewis associate professor and chair of the Spelman department of history is OK with that premise. “For us, we start with a few, and we add majors as they go through their undergrad years,” she said.

Students often come into the College unaware of the range of opportunities available following undergraduate study of history.

 “You can do anything with a history degree. History teaches some of the basic skills like how to do research and verify sources; how to document; how to read quickly and extract the central core of information; how to write and construct an argument,” Phillips-Lewis said.  In addition, it helps a student understand the dynamics of the world in which she lives, the role of the past in constructing the present and the future.

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