Welcome to the department of history website. In addition to a two-semester core class in world civilization, the department offers courses in American, European, Latin American, and church history. There are also history internships, a History and Historians course that focuses on historical methodology, and a senior seminar that provides an in-depth research and writing experience. Students may choose history as a major or minor.
Academic Update - Fall 2013 (.pdf)
Feb 22, 2014 - Eight members of Union University’s Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society attended the Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville on February 22, 2014. Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls of the University of Tennessee at Martin also traveled with the Union contingent to the conference.
Feb 18, 2014 - The Delta-Psi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society inducted five new members at its spring initiation/plenary meeting on February 18, 2014. Chapter Vice President Charles Snow conducted the initiation ceremony. The new inductees included Allen Bradley, Sarah Carroll, Hannah Jones, Kelly Rawls, and Kensie Zills.
Chapter President Gracie Wise led the bus...
Jan 5, 2014 - Nine people made up Union’s Delta-Psi chapter delegation at the biennial convention of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 2-5, 2014. Led by Dr. Stephen Carls, the local participants included six student paper presenters and three faculty members. All told, some 450 people made presentations at the convention, and attendees came ...
Jan 4, 2014 - Dr. Stephen Carls was officially elected national president of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on January 4, 2014, the final day of formal activities at the society’s biennial convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The election took place at the organization’s morning business meeting. That same evening, outgoing president Robert Carriker of Gonzaga University han...
Dec 14, 2013 - History majors Katelynn Cordell and Lowell Van Ness participated in Union University’s graduation exercises on December 14, 2013. As members of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, both wore their Phi Alpha Theta honor cords. In addition, Van Ness wore his Academic Excellence Medal in History that the history department voted to give him and a bachelor’s degree hood t...
Dec 14, 2013 - History major Lowell Van Ness received two academic honors as Union’s fall semester drew to a close in December, 2013.
The first recognition came when Dr. Stephen Carls presented him with Union’s fall semester Academic Excellence Medal in History on December 5. Van Ness was voted this honor by the history department.
On the morning of December 14, the Union ...