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  • Support | Whittier College
    form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Global Cultural Studies Slider Perspectives and Points of View Offered at Whittier as both a major and minor Global Cultural Studies GCS explores the world of the 21st century Learn more Time Abroad As part of the GCS program majors are encouraged to go abroad to participate in a semester long cultural immersion experience Learn more Alumni Spotlight My experience resulted in an international web of relationships and research A Q A with GCS alumna Colleen Daly 12 Read more Prev Next In This Section Global Cultural Studies Mobile About Preview of Courses Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Global Cultural Studies Support Support On 29 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Continued success of the Global Cultural Studies program depends on the generosity of our donors Your gift of time money or resources allows us to continue to provide students with the best opportunities to learn and develop provide a quality education and attract and retain top scholars and students Ways to Support Gifts to the Whittier Fund Tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating a student Unrestricted gifts to the Whittier Fund bridge the funding gap and help provide exceptional opportunities that all students enjoy including access to a great education internships job counseling small class sizes and leadership and team building opportunities Unrestricted gifts provide the most flexibility and allow Whittier to use your gift where the need is greatest Directed gifts to the Whittier Fund may be designated for a particular purpose within the College s identified institutional needs including student service and academic program support student scholarships faculty recruitment and retention library resources and acquisitions and athletics However

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  • About | Whittier College
    History Homepage Slider Cultures of Other Times and Places The Department of History at Whittier offers a curriculum that is global in its approach and important to a liberal arts education Learn more Putting History To Use Humanities scholar Mario Obando 13 brings Nixon research to young audiences Read more Alumni Spotlight Emily McEwen 05 programming and exhibits assistant at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso WA Learn More Prev Next In This Section History Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History About About On 25 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Department of History offers a curriculum that is global in its approach and important to a liberal arts education Through the study of the human past history majors are able to understand human beings and institutions around the world and are encouraged to understand ourselves and our multiple communities through comparison with cultures of other times and places The department strives to place all national and local histories into a global context and is committed to providing an education fit for a global world This pursuit begins in the freshman year with HIST 101 Introduction to World History and ends with a capstone seminar Students also get to choose their specialty in a particular geographical area Asia Latin America Europe Africa or the United States The outcome is a student who understands broad trends and global connections but who also has developed some expertise in his her chosen field To help prepare students for the world of work or for graduate school the Department of History s curriculum offers two additional opportunities Preceptorships HIST 60 and HIST 61 offer a special opportunity for junior and

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  • Academics in Action | Whittier College
    This Section History Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History Academics in Action Academics in Action On 21 Nov 2013 By mramos1 0 Comments PUTTING HISTORY TO USE Humanities Scholar Brings Nixon Research to Young Audiences from The Rock Fall 2013 LEADING TOURS AT THE RICHARD M NIXON 24 PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY in Yorba Linda and teaching 10 year olds about the former president gave Mario Obando 13 the 2012 13 Whittier College Nixon fellow great insight into the political career of Whittier s most famous alumnus Obando whose fellowship project involved a semester long internship at the Presidential Library had to master the skills of taking a complex subject such as the Nixon administration and make it accessible to people of all ages I noticed that what visitors were really interested in was the military side of things Vietnam in particular said Obando who set about creating a curriculum about the war that included worksheets for his fifth grade visitors While making the rounds as a docent the history major noticed that the Nixon exhibits did not focus much on the former president s Latin American policies Having previously conducted research on Cuba and Costa Rica Obando decided to focus his research project on Nixon s policy toward Chile Taking excerpts from documents in the Nixon archives and incorporating narrative accounts Obando created a virtual exhibit that would allow others to learn from his research His ultimate goal is to provide a resource for students who want to do further research on the topic I want to put my history training into good use and make sure that my research is accessible to not only academics but for students of all

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  • Alumni Spotlight | Whittier College
    Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History Alumni Spotlight Alumni Spotlight On 8 Nov 2013 By mramos1 0 Comments Emily McEwen 05 Programming and Exhibits Assistant Cowlitz County Historical Museum Whittier College alumna Emily McEwen is a Poet who kicked her history degree into high gear right after graduation and who years later hasn t released her foot from the pedal After graduating from Whittier in 2005 McEwen returned to her hometown of Longview Washington where she began working at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum as the Programming and Exhibits Assistant There she was responsible for assisting with cataloging artifacts researching new exhibits and helping to plan public programs and came to suspect that the museum curatorial field was the direction to go in to find her ultimate career Inspired McEwen decided to dig deeper into her history interest and enrolled at the University of California Riverside to work towards a masters degree and later her Ph D in public history Public history is the study of how history is interpreted and presented to public audiences i e in places like museums National Parks archival repositories historic sites etc McEwen explains To satisfy the requirements for her masters McEwen began an internship and later became the Curator of History at the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel located in Riverside CA through the non profit Mission Inn Foundation Museum The original owner of the Mission Inn was a prodigious collector who amassed thousands of artifacts and art pieces from around the world many of which are still housed at the Inn today Surrounded by an atmosphere where history was preserved but at the same time came alive McEwen took charge of the Inn s public history endeavors by researching and designing exhibitions as well as

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  • Majors And Minors | Whittier College
    Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni History Homepage Slider Cultures of Other Times and Places The Department of History at Whittier offers a curriculum that is global in its approach and important to a liberal arts education Learn more Putting History To Use Humanities scholar Mario Obando 13 brings Nixon research to young audiences Read more Alumni Spotlight Emily McEwen 05 programming and exhibits assistant at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso WA Learn More Prev Next In This Section History Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History Majors And Minors Majors And Minors On 25 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Requirements for the Major in History To complete the major in History a student must complete a minimum of 30 credits which include the following I Foundation courses four courses 12 credits Introduction to World History HIST 101 3 credits The U S to 1865 HIST 206 3 credits The U S Since 1865 HIST 207 3 credits One additional 200 level course 3 credits II Theory and Methods Seminars three courses 7 credits History and Theory HIST 280 3 credits Historical Methods HIST 380 3 credits Internship HIST 50 1 credit or Preceptorship in World History HIST 60 1 credit or Preceptorship in U S History HIST 61 1 credit III Depth Three 300 level courses in one world area Asia Europe Latin America United States 9 credits total IV Breadth One course in three world areas Africa Asia Europe Latin America or United States at the 200 or

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  • Preview of Courses | Whittier College
    looks the way it does It is a course furthermore that relies heavily upon the idea of contingency overturning the familiar assumption that the West rose because its success and eventual power were inevitable Students are introduced to the idea that there is nothing inevitable about the world as it is today that the world is the product of individual decisions that could have been made differently with different consequences Team taught by two members of the department each spring History 206 207 Introductions to the History of the United States Our introductory U S history courses are not simply a review of what you learned in high school We tackle big questions about the formation and solidification of a U S national identity while at the same time focus on the day to day lives of people goods and ideas Too often American history is taught as a survey of presidents and congressional policies These are important topics and they deserve space in any introductory course However it is essential to meet the ordinary people who also made history slaves industrial workers native peoples soldiers and reformers to name only a few Together we will try to understand how they experienced and shaped everyday life from the colonial era to the present Professors Zappia 206 and McEnaney 207 Core Seminars The history major at Whittier College is constructed around three core seminars one each taken in the sophomore junior and senior years and building upon each other History 280 History and Theory Sophomore seminar According to historian John Tosh the word history carries two meanings in common parlance It refers both to what actually happened in the past and to the representation of that past in the work of historians History and Theory will introduce students to the second of Tosh s definitions it will introduce students to historiography the body of techniques theories assumptions and principles of historical research and writing particularly as it has taken shape in the last fifty years It will explore the wide array of approaches that historians have taken toward their discipline some of the theoretical foundations historians have employed and some of the questions that historians have asked and re asked about their discipline Recently students in History and Theory have read and written about Natalie Zemon Davis The Return of Martin Guerre an effort to study people who left few written records Marcus Rediker s The Slave Ship A Human History a Marxist inspired study of the ships that transported millions of enslaved people to the New World Simon Schama s Dead Certainties a radical experiment with historical narrative and Richard Evans Lying About Hitler an investigation of the limits of historical relativism Professors Sage and Orozco X John Tosh The Pursuit of History London Longman Press 1999 viii History 380 Historical Methods Junior Seminar Historical Methods introduces students to the multi faceted approaches to historical research and writing Our primary goal is to help you produce an extensive research paper

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  • Research And Fieldwork | Whittier College
    Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni History Homepage Slider Cultures of Other Times and Places The Department of History at Whittier offers a curriculum that is global in its approach and important to a liberal arts education Learn more Putting History To Use Humanities scholar Mario Obando 13 brings Nixon research to young audiences Read more Alumni Spotlight Emily McEwen 05 programming and exhibits assistant at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso WA Learn More Prev Next In This Section History Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History Research And Fieldwork Research And Fieldwork On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments At Whittier College our student body works in close active collaboration with professors who are leaders in their fields Together this team of learners conducts research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and inquiry For example select students support faculty members with their professional academic investigations At other times it is the faculty which assists the efforts of students in pursuing groundbreaking new research As a result of these experiences and with confidence in their own abilities Whittier students regularly go on to participate in conferences such as the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research and the Phi Alpha Theta southern California regional conference and other academic conclaves across the nation Students further interact with faculty members in programs that are part of the College s Centers of Distinction and take place at Garrett and Hartley Faculty Masters Houses on campus residences where professors live for a multi year term and coordinate and host an array of educational and social activities While students at large universities struggle merely to gain face

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  • Internships, Preceptorships & Fellowships | Whittier College
    and important to a liberal arts education Learn more Putting History To Use Humanities scholar Mario Obando 13 brings Nixon research to young audiences Read more Alumni Spotlight Emily McEwen 05 programming and exhibits assistant at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in Kelso WA Learn More Prev Next In This Section History Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics History Internships Preceptorships Fellowships Internships Preceptorships Fellowships On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments At Whittier College education goes beyond the confines of campus Here we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement and so getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth Internships Whittier s location in Southern California close to Los Angeles and Orange County gives students internship opportunities that will help them gain crucial business training and experience valuable for their post Whittier lives Industries ranging from entertainment to finance aerospace to bioengineering and more all call Southern California home Civic involvement is immensely important at Whittier College as well Our Center for Engagement with Communities brings together faculty students and staff from all sectors of the College to partner with non profit organizations and local government in Whittier and the neighboring communities Learn more about the internship process at the Center for Career Planning Internships And to locate volunteer opportunities in and around Whittier College please visit the Center for Engagement with Communities Preceptorships All History majors complete either an internship or a preceptorship while at Whittier A preceptorship is for those students who intend to go into school teaching or who intend to pursue and advanced degree in history Over

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