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History

History

Historical thinking is an essential feature of faithful living. To think historically is to understand events, ideas, institutions, and civilizations within their thick and varied contexts. It involves honing a keen awareness of how all the dimensions of the creation are shaped by processes rooted in the remote and recent past.

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Program Overview

We believe in the importance of grounded, God-honoring civic reasoning for a vibrant society. Because of this, the history program challenges our students to deliberate thoughtfully in order to understand the shape, political dynamics, and historical roots of the modern world and to ask questions informed by the realities of historical development. We cultivate in students the skills, knowledge, and virtues necessary for thinking historically. 

Students who study history develop a deeper understanding of certain aspects of the past and are able to think critically regarding issues surrounding teaching and writing history specifically as Christians. Our department offers both a major and minor in history and a concentration in art history to achieve these goals.

Graduate Outcomes

A degree in history leads to vocations in teaching, journalism, law, government service, pastoral ministry, academic scholarship, business, architecture history, and a host of other fields that benefit from a strong foundation in research skills, writing aptitude, and general training in the liberal arts.

Job Outcomes for Covenant History Majors:

  • President, Covenant College
  • Professor of History, Kennesaw State University
  • Legislative Correspondent, US House of Representatives
  • Executive Director, Stillhouse Foundation
  • Associate Attorney, Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
  • Associate Editor, Agricultural History Journal
  • Immigration Attorney, The Door
  • History Teacher, Chattanooga Christian School

Alumni Graduate Schools:

  • Georgetown University
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Georgia
  • Case Western University
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • Westminster Seminary California
  • Columbia Law School
  • University of Georgia School of Law
sam west

Sam West ’19

riley shannon

Riley Shannon ’20

W. Tom Okie ’02

Hannah Weichbrodt ’13

We are in the business of training students who are both serious minded and engaged in culture, and striving in these things to be faithful to God.
Jay Green

Professor of History

Programs & Features

The history department offers a history major along with an optional art history concentration.

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Many majors across other disciplines can benefit from a history minor.

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Students interested in teaching history for grades 6-12 can complete a BA degree with a major in history and then enroll in the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching at Covenant College. It is recommended that the Education Minor be completed.

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  • HIS 321 History of Modern Japan 
  • HIS 328 Developing World Since 1945 
  • HIS 349 American Urban History 
  • HIS 352 History and Culture of African Americans since 1865 
  • ART 370 History and Theory of Photography
  • HIS 399 Historiography

  • “Freedom Summer Revisited: A Comparison of Elite Activist Networks in the 1964-65 Mississippi Voter-Registration Movement”
  • “The Pocaiti in Romania under Communist Rule 1946-1989”
  • “The Durham Mines and the Convict Lease System: The Devaluation of Life and Inhumane Conditions in a Georgia Convict Camp”

Guided Capstone Requirements

  • Jasper Reynolds Public Relations
  • Heritage Foundation
  • The American Enterprise Institute
  • Research assistant, Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Congressional intern, Office of US Congressman
  • International Justice Mission, South Asia

Meet the History Faculty

alicia jackson

Alicia Jackson Associate Professor of History

Jay Green

Jay Green Professor of History

Paul Morton

Paul Morton Professor of History

Richard Follett

Richard Follett Professor of History

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor