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International Focus

Students stand at Pointe du Hoc, a famous World War II battlefield, during a J-Term study tour to Europe.Tour the battlefields, monuments, museums, and cemeteries of World War II in Western Europe, or travel across Asia with a biologist and a historian working together to understand biodiversity, the environment, and their relation to history. Spend a month in Guatemala learning about the history of its civil war from people who lived through it. Travel to Taiwan and Hong Kong to explore the role that colonial policies and priorities had in the 19th and 20th centuries. 

The History Department offers students many opportunities to study internationally through J-Term, a month-long period of study in January. Innovative courses are offered on campus, but faculty also lead J-Term study tours in other countries. Wonder where else our history classes have gone? Visit the J-Term website


Thanks to Carthage’s location between Chicago and Milwaukee, history students find internships at museums, congressional offices, libraries, and law firms. We strongly encourage our students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them. Whether through the Carthage in Chicago internship program or right here in Kenosha, we have never failed to place a student seeking an internship.

A Community of Learners

History students and faculty spend a lot of time together, inside and outside of the classroom, in Kenosha and around the world. We really know and care about one another, and the love won’t stop after you graduate. Once a Geek, always a Geek. Members of our history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta (or PhATies, as we call them), travel together to present their work at history research conferences — and even have hosted their own. They invite lecturers on everything from the origins of the U.S. Constitution to the history of consumerism in Argentina. In addition, several history students are selected each semester to work as student fellows for the History Department. These fellows assist History Department faculty and other students.

Commitment to Research

Every history major undertakes guided independent research. Our students win Fulbrights, travel to undergraduate conferences, give poster sessions, publish papers, and win awards. Our culture of high expectations is matched by the level of support we offer for you to meet them. You will learn how to ask the right question, answer it independently, and then communicate your results.


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