Department Of History

Honors in History

There are many activities that students in the History Department become involved with – academic and not – that take their learning beyond the history classroom. Here’s a sampling of what our student’s are getting excited about!

Honors in History

Phi Alpha Theta

History Club 

 

Honors in History 

Students selected by the placement process of the Admissions Office will be awarded honors in history if they earn at least a 'B' each in a 1000-level course with a designation of "H", any 2000-level course, and any 3000- or 4000-level course. Students may also take two 2000-level courses and one 3000-/4000-level course to fulfill the honors requirement, again provided they earn at least a 'B' in each class.

   

Phi Alpha Theta

Students who have completed 12 hrs in history, and maintained a 3.1 GPA and an overall GPA of 3.0 are eligible for induction to the honor society Phi Alpha Theta.

   

History Club

The Xavier University History Club also provides great opportunities for students to learn about the practice of history. Xavier History Majors and Minors are encouraged to join the History Club. The History Club meets once a month and plans history related activities several times a semester, including trips in and around New Orleans and speaking events.

One past event involved an interview with the renowned New Orleans chef and community activist Leah Chase, owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant. The group had the opportunity to talk to Ms. Chase about her and her restaurant's involvement in the push for civil rights in New Orleans.  Later, in an event also organized by the History Club, Ms. Chase spoke on campus to a packed auditorium on her background as a young, black woman trying to succeed in New Orleans as well as the opportunities available today to young African-American students. The History Club has participated in events at the Audubon Zoo, the Whitney Plantation, and many other locations!

    

"History has thrust something upon me from which I cannot turn away." - Martin Luther King Jr.

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Department Of History

504-520-7581

history@xula.edu

Administration Building

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Dr. Steven Salm, Head

(504) 520-5272

Administration Building, #319

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Ms. Dianne Encalade, Administrative Assistant

(504) 520-7581

Administration Building, Suite #212

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