Students work with faculty advisors to devise self-designed majors. Coursework in the major builds upon students’ experiences in the general education curriculum while providing students with pathways to deepen their knowledge or further develop their passion in a particular area of study.
Studying history at Antioch College
After earning a BA in History at Antioch College, Eric Rhodes ’16 completed an MA in History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He secured a lectureship at Université d’Angers in American Studies and was admitted to the graduate program at Sorbonne Université.
The study of history provides students with an understanding of the major events, forces, and principals of the past in order to gain an understanding of how societies and cultures change over time. Students of history learn to use a variety of sources, including historical texts, visual documents, and oral histories, to develop accounts of past events. They explore the complex ways in which the past influences the present, as well as how the past persists into the future. Students cultivate such vital skills as writing, research, data collection and analysis, critical thinking, questioning, and the organization and presentation of complex materials.
History Courses at Antioch
- HIST 105 The World Beyond: Cultural Imagination, Exchanges, and History
- HIST 110 Ohio Stories
- HIST 210 African American History, from the Colonial Period to the Present
- HIST 220 U.S. History I, Colonial – 1877
- HIST 221 U.S. History II, 1877 – Present
- HIST 225 World History I, to 1500
- HIST 226 World History II, 1500 – Present
- HIST 231 Latin American History, the Colonial Period – Present
- HIST 233 U.S. Women’s History
- HIST 234 Native American History
- HIST 235 Asian American History
- HIST 240 Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation: A Global History
- HIST 250 The Construction of Race and Ethnicity in North America
- HIST 330 The History of a City
- HIST 331 History of the American City
- HIST 334 The History of a Person
- HIST 335 The History of an Institution
- HIST 370 Special Topics/U.S. History
- HIST 470 Special Topics/Practice of History
Cooperative Education Field Placements
In the past, students have participated in Co-ops around the country and abroad. Here are a few examples:
- Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.,
- The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
- Peace Resource Center of Wilmington College
- Digital Archives, Oral History in the Liberal Arts
In 2014, Antioch College Professor of History Dr. Kevin McGruder spent a warm summer afternoon talking to Precious Jewel Freeman Graham—treasured member of the community, founder of Antioch’s social work program, advocate for Black students, and...
Student-run newspaper ‘The Record’ has been reestablished by S. Quinn Ritzhaupt ’23 and Jacob Philip ’23 who aim to publish in June.
Angel Nalubega ’18, who majored in History at Antioch with a focus in Race and Ethnicity Studies, has been accepted to the three-year Master of Divinity program (MDiv) at Princeton Theological Seminary on a full scholar (The Francis Grimke Scholarship) to begin in the Fall.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Prison Justice Initiative convener at Antioch, Dr. Jennifer D. Grubbs, has just announced the release of her new book “Ecoliberation: Reimagining Resistance and the Green Scare” to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in June 2021.