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Amanda Brandner, History & Social Studies

on location at Machu Picchu, Peru

Amanda Bradner

The Department of History and Geography offers an amazing array of classes focused on the diverse areas of our world. In my role as the Global Programs Intern at the World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, I use knowledge I gained from the the department's courses to support my understanding of the current political atmosphere and how it affects our region. Through my class work as a history major and my experience with the Celebration of Undergraduate Research, where I studied Eastern and Western ideologies and cultures using evolutionary theories, I have a better understanding of the different culture groups that reside in Cincinnati, how to connect Cincinnati to the global community, and how to create classrooms that better prepare area students for an increasingly global region and world.

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Incorporating aspects of both humanities and social sciences, the History (HIS) Program prepares students:

  • to think analytically and critically about complex issues;
  • to work collaboratively when asking questions and solving problems;
  • to communicate effectively about the stories of the past and present;
  • and to apply these skills in a variety of job opportunities.

Students work closely with award-winning faculty to complete a curriculum tailored to individual interests and goals, with opportunities for independent research, study abroad programs, and internships.

Here, student Trey Underwood reveals how his history major and relationships with history faculty at NKU have impacted his student success.

Whether you are interested in studying United States or world history, religious or environmental history, ancient or modern history, we've got you covered!

Our goal is to provide students with foundations for fulfilling lives and careers of discovery and creativity.

Need more information? Contact us!

Academic Advisor, History

Rebekah Richardson
448 Landrum Academic Center | (859) 572-5374