Could you tell us a little more about the first-year history seminars? Are they similar to/do they replace the Ignatius Seminars?
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Lindsey, Ignatius Seminars don't give major-specific credit, while our first-year seminars do. Many of them used to be Ignatius Seminars but were adapted into regular courses because they were so popular. You can actually do both if you want!
actually, Lindsey and Rachel, starting next year the Ignatius seminars will also most likely give major-specific credit - sio if you take an IS with a historian, it will count for the major as well.
Oh, sweet! That's a good change!
one difference is that the IS program has some funds for extra-class activities, so for instance I was able to take my students to an opera and to an excursion to Mount Vernon
Actually, the first year seminars now have money, too.
there is money now for the first-year seminars, too, for special activities.
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At least I don't have to teach Africa, Middle East, and Latin America as well as Asia, as I did when I first got here!
Could you go over some ways to get involved with professors and maybe outline some of your current research projects?
How long have you all been teaching at Georgetown?
Do many history majors apply to law school?
Hi, my name is Akshay Amesur, and I am very interested in Egyptology. What egyptological research and learning opportunities are present within the Georgetown History Department?
Does being an IB History HL student help with any sort of credits?
I started at Georgetown in the Fall of 1979, when Jimmy Carter was still President...
it used to be very many, now it's fewer, but law school is still a common path; the major is good preparation for both law school and government/ublic service
Yes, many of our students apply to law school, as well as other professional schools.
Akshay, our Linguistics department actually teaches Ancient Egyptian language, and I think the only prerequisite is Intro!
To Margaret's question about history majors and law school--YES! I continue to write a lot of letters of rec for law school and every single person I have written for has gotten in to their first choice.
IB can give you the same placement and/or credit as AP, it depends on the test and the score; a 6 or 7 on the relevant tests will give you placement (a 7 will give you credit too)
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Do students double major in history and government?
Government and History a very popular major
Double major, that is.
To Margaret Hartigan and everyone else: yes! I don't have the numbers, but a History Major is probably one of the best preps for law school you can get, since you'll be learning how to interpret vague/ambiguous texts and argue a point-of-view convincingly.
that's probably the most common double major for our majors
Are there any courses focusing on history from the Indian Subcontinent?
We're offering a history of modern South Asia class next semester, actually
Again for Margaret & Prof. Manning: indeed, many of our students get multiple law school acceptances and get to choose where they want to continue their careers.
yes, we have a professor specializing in Indian history, and she teaches both the survey of South Asia and upper-lebel courses on the subcomtinent
Prof. Ananya Chakravarti is the name of our South Asianist/Indian Ocean colleague.
Prof. Tim Newfield is the colleague Rachel just mentioned, who has a joint biology appointment
Could you please talk about some history-driven study abroad opportunities? What kind of work do they feed into?
How accessible are study abroad programs that focus on history/historical?
They're Super accessible. Very few of our study abroad programs are competitive, so it's really easy to go somewhere you want to study and study there!
there are single courses abroad in summer, which of course cna be historical in focus; for semester programs it depends on where you go, in some countries you can do all the program abroad in history, in other countries it would be more varied, but it's always easy to transfer history credit from study abroad
Tommaso, could you talk about your summer class?
Everyone should take Professor Astarita's summer Rome class - I was on it last year and it's Brilliant - and you can go on it even if you don't go to Georgetown!
That's Prof. Afinogenov co-teaching the class about terrorism.
In terms of class size, how big do intro classes tend to be? Are large lecture-style classes common?
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Now that the IB has cancelled May examinations, they´re going to give us the Diploma regarding our history HL written assignment (0-7) . Is the policy for credit/placement going to change?
What kinds of careers do Georgetown history majors tend to pursue?
our majors end up in all sorts of careers: education, public service, law, medicine, entertainment, there really isn't a pattern - it's a major that prepares you well for analyzing and finding evidence, and critical writing, and those are skills that transfer very well to all sort of works
Nationwide they go into a diversity of fields, including business and finance as well as law, among other professions. Long-term studies suggest that business majors tend to start out with higher salaries in corporate settings, but that in the long run, former history majors tend to do at least as well if not better. Basically, history majors typically need half a year to get training on the job of the sort business majors already have. After that, the critical reading/analytical/writing skills they gained give them the edge in the long run.
Completely seconding what Profs. Astarita and Roshwald have said: EVERYTHING has a history, and our students end up everywhere!
And every skill you learn in the major is infinitely transferrable - it's just a super useful way of thinking!
My lectures are exclusively crooked.
Indeed, in lectures, we encourage interruptions and challenges!
Also on class size- some popular topics get large-ish, but just to reiterate that even those classes don't feel big or anonymous. I teach a History of Baseball class which this semester has 52 people in it, but they would tell you it does not feel that way. We mix portions of lecture with discussion and other activities, like re-enacting the First World Series in a wiffle ball game. You won't get lost here!
How often do history classes take advantage of the unique resources in/around Washington DC? I know coming from Utah, the location of DC is one of the most attractive thigns about Georgetown for me
I had a field trip to the Holocaust Museum for interested students (our of my courses as well as other classes) last semester.
For Asian studies, we've got the Freer & Sackler galleries here as well.
Students working on their senior theses will often make use of the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and other such resources in and around DC.
I always work the city in. In a Civil War class, they have to visit Civil War monuments and propose a new one. For several classes, they have to go to some part of the Smithsonian. In baseball, I connect students with the Nationals if they want to work with the Nats Youth Baseball Academy. Several of us really do use it a lot
Sounds a lot more interesting than Salt Lake haha! Thanks
The skiing opportunities are not nearly as good.
Salt Lake City is beautiful, though!
Noteworthy that Dr. Lonnie Bunch, who built up the Museum of African-American History, now heads the entire Smithsonian Institution.
Our new colleagues is connected to the Smithosonian.
But we cannot yet mention the name.
Prof. Maurice Jackson has co-authored a book about DC jazz and was on the mayor’s commission on race relations
how prevalent are internship opportunities at places like the Smithosonian for history majors?
Thank you so much - this was so helpful!
If anyone wants to chat with me, I'm at Aviel.Roshwald@georgetown.edu
Thank you , very helpful!
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The outtakes will be great.
we have an option for our majors to get credit for a one class for an internship too
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Oh wow, that’s so cool!! Thank you so much. This was really helpful
Nice to chat with you too!