Department of History and World Languages and Cultures

Department of History and World Languages and Cultures

The Department of History and World Languages and Cultures offers three bachelor-level degrees, several minors and a Certificate in Museum Studies. These programs help students understand an increasingly diverse world by fostering the study of the human experience globally and historically. Students will prepare for a wide variety of careers, becoming proficient in critical analysis, research, and oral, written, and digital communication.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers students a traditional liberal arts education to meet the needs of the 21st century, allowing them to compete for a variety of careers in an increasingly complex and evolving world.

Degree Programs

What better place to study history than in the city that gave birth to both the Confederacy and the Civil Rights Movement? AUM’s bachelor’s degree in history program will give you insight into the world and the forces and events that shaped it, taught by one of the most accomplished history faculties in the Southeast. A number of internships are available to get practical experience for the job market.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Lee Farrow, Room LA 356, (334) 244-3392, lfarrow@aum.edu
Ms. Kia Holloway, Room LA 348, (334) 244-3221, khollow4@aum.edu

History Advising Sheet


Certificate in Museum Studies

Are you majoring in art, history, anthropology, archeology, art history, natural science, english, or theatre? Have you ever wanted to work in a history, science, or art museum? A national park, historic site, gallery, auction house, library, zoo or aquarium?

If so, the Certificate in Museum Studies may be right for you.

AUM Historical Review

The AUM Historical Review is a student-edited journal sponsored by the Department of History at Auburn University at Montgomery. Submissions may include papers on world history, U.S. history, or Alabama history. Movie and documentary reviews, book reviews, articles on historic sites, interviews, and oral histories are also welcomed. The journal publishes the work of AUM students, regardless of major or classification.

Read more about this publication in Clubs and Organizations.

World Languages and Cultures

Chart your future in World Languages and Cultures! We offer you opportunities to explore languages and cultures through study abroad, interaction with AUM’s international community, and service-learning in the Montgomery area. We provide you the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary for international careers and intercultural activities, plus preparation to continue studies in advanced or professional degree programs.

This Bachelor of Arts in World Languages and Cultures program emphasizes knowledge of modern foreign cultures and enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in at least one world language. Students benefit from a wide array of study abroad opportunities in Mexico, France, Austria, China, Korea and Japan.

The major requirements for the World Languages and Cultures program are grouped into four options:

  • Francophone studies (France and French-speaking cultures)
  • German studies
  • Hispanic Studies (Spain and Latin America)
  • Chinese and East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese and Korean)

Each option has a culture track and a trade track. In the culture track, the student takes more internationally-related course work in the humanities and political science. In the trade track, the student takes courses in international economics and business.

French/German/Spanish/Chinese International Trade Advising Form
French/German/Spanish/Chinese Advising Form
Dual Language Advising Form
B.A. in Spanish Advising Form

For more information please contact:

Dr. Pamela Long, Coordinator, Library Tower 605, (334) 244-3216, plong@aum.edu. Or,

Ms. Kia Holloway, Room LA 348, (334) 244-3221, khollow4@aum.edu.

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phone    (334) 244-3221
Fax (334) 244-3740
Liberal Arts, Room 348
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124

Physical Address:
7051 Senators Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

Faculty & Staff

Farrow, Lee
Dept Chair, Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor
345 Liberal Arts

Holloway, Kia
Administrative Associate
348 Liberal Arts

Bradford, Patricia
604 Library Tower

Burger, Michael
Professor of History
354 Liberal Arts

Fox, Paul
Director, Clinical Assistant Professor
Goodwyn 050

Gish, Steven
Distinguished Research Professor
342 Liberal Arts

Henderson, Timothy
Distinguished Research Professor
347 Liberal Arts

Krawczynski, Keith
Distinguished Research Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Honors Professor
350 Liberal Arts

Long, Pamela H.
Associate Professor; Coordinator, World Languages and Cultures
605 Library Tower

Severance, Benjamin
Distinguished Research Professor
356 Liberal Arts

Simmons, Michael
Distinguished Research Professor
344 Liberal Arts

Wells, Wyatt
Distinguished Research Professor
346 Liberal Arts

Zhai, Qiang
Distinguished Research Professor
343 Liberal Arts

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