Being a history major is much more than just memorizing the events of the past. History majors must develop a greater understanding of the patterns, the causes and effects, of human behavior and existence. History majors review facts as stepping stones towards the greater goal of understanding the ways in which human beings have come to live in the present.
The Hiram College History Department works closely with students to help them with career planning and preparation. The History Department also brings speakers to campus to discuss career opportunities for history majors. Alumni have gone on to become business leaders, lawyers, teachers and professors, political leaders, government workers, librarians and leaders in non-profit organizations.
The English major at Hiram College offers students the flexibility to tailor their education to their own personal goals. Working closely with a faculty mentor, students design a course plan, seek out internships, and develop senior capstone projects that allow them to reach their full potential. English majors also have the opportunity to become involved with the creative writing program, one of the few in Ohio to highlight creative nonfiction while also offering advanced coursework in fiction, poetry, and screenwriting.
Asian Studies contributes to developing a fuller and more accurate account of world cultures, societies, religious traditions, and national and ethnic identity formation. It also examines the particular ways Asian political, historical, religious, and cultural developments help to articulate their local interests and our interrelated global citizenry. This minor is an excellent springboard from which to launch a meaningful vocation in fields where in-depth knowledge of the socio-historical and cultural contexts of Asian ideas and institutions are essential.
Gender studies is a multidisciplinary minor that examines the evolving role of gender in society. It considers both the biological and cultural origins of sex and gender differences and how those differences have structured a multitude of social and political institutions. The minor that can compliment a variety of majors.