The past is never dead, it’s not even past. -William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

History is an important part of the liberal arts curriculum. The ideas, hopes, dreams, and actions of past peoples have formed our own and other civilizations. It is vital for a society to know its past, its position in history as well as the position of other cultures. It is not enough for students of history to learn to recite facts with no meaning. A mature world view is formed when an individual learns to interpret the past and, in doing so, learns that history has meaning. History helps students to understand how past events have shaped them and their society. It also helps them to understand their society’s position in history as well as its position with other cultures. Martin Methodist College offers a variety of United States and World History courses to help students understand the vast diversity of cultures in today’s world.

The History Program at Martin Methodist College offers students a history major, a pre-law emphasis, and the 7-12 history licensure. Students will develop the necessary skills for careers in education, law, ministry, journalism, civil service, national part service, research, library science, and state and local historical societies.

Expected Outcomes:
  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental themes and narratives in history.
  2. Students will demonstrate a grasp of the historical method by conducting original research.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate historical knowledge and explanations to others.

To view the curriculum in its entirety, visit here. For advising forms, click here.

History Minor

To view the required course, visit here.

For more information about the History Program, please contact Kenneth W. Vickers, Ph.D. 931.424.7331 or kvickers@martinmethodist.edu

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478


Title IX Information