Augusta University's Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy offers a dynamic curriculum, and an exciting array of extracurricular activities to engage students further in their field of study.
Please take a moment to review our related organizations and activities below!
The Americas Council provides an annual conference for presenters and participants to explore critical socio-cultural, political, economic, global, regional and national issues including the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Persons interested in Americas Council may contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. Heather J. Chiero, Assoicate Professor of History, at 706-667-4566. Learn more here.
The Anthropology Student Union is comprised of students and faculty at Augusta University who have an interest in anthropology. Anthropology is a broad discipline that includes archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics. The Anthropology Student Union is open to anyone with a general interest in anthropology. We have a number of events that may include out-of-town field trips, eating at ethnic restaurants, guest lectures, film nights, service projects, etc. You can find updated information about events and other related information on our Facebook page: Augusta University ASU.
The History Student Association is open to all students with an interest in history. Meetings are held monthly. The group undertakes a variety of events which are of interest to its student members. Persons interested in joining this organization should contact the faculty sponsor, Dr. Andrew Goss, professor of history, 706-667-4561.
Phi Alpha Theta is an honorary society for those in the field of History.
To qualify for membership, an initiate must have at least 12 hours in History (nine of which must be completed at Augusta University) with a GPA of at least 3.1 in History classes, and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Initiates should complete the membership application and submit it to the Faculty Advisor. For graduate requirements, please contact us.
The society, a national organization with chapters throughout the world, encourages historical research and study. The Augusta Chapter, Alpha Eta Xi, was organized in the spring of 1995. Faculty Advisor to the chapter is Dr. Heather J. Chiero, Associate Professor of History.
During the Fall semester, Dr. Steven Weiss organizes an ethics debate team which competes against other university teams from the Southeast. All interested students are welcome to participate. Interested students should consider enrolling in PHIL 3003 (Contemporary Ethical Issues), offered every Fall semester. For more information, contact Dr. Weiss.