History and Politics

History and Politics

The History and Politics department offers separate majors and minors in both history and politics. Many students double major in both disciplines. We offer the full range of courses in American, European and non-Western history, as well as political science courses in American government, political theory, comparative politics and international relations. Beyond traditional offerings we offer unique special topics courses including:

  • The Politics of Harry Potter
  • Women’s Lives in Asia and Africa
  • The American Revolution in the South Carolina Backcountry
  • International Terrorism and Political Violence
  • History of Disease
  • Politics of Global Warming

Interactive and exciting, the study of history and politics at Converse provides a strong academic foundation. History and politics majors have the opportunity to participate in study travel programs, competitive simulations and research programs.

Discover more about our undergraduate and graduate degrees through the links below, and then contact us for a campus visit. We’re eager to meet you!

Undergraduate Degrees


Katie Moore

Katherine Moore ’09: From History to Digital Media

Katherine Moore ’09 applied the skills she learned majoring in history to a career in the emerging field of digital media. She is the Web Content Manager for Protect Your Bubble, Inc., a part of Assurant Solutions. In this role, she…

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