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Through its Honors Program, the Department of History offers students who have demonstrated very strong academic ability the opportunity to engage in more advanced research and writing than the regular major program requires. Students who write a senior honors thesis work closely with a faculty adviser and faculty committee on a research project they design.

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Cover image of Drew Swanson's book, A Golden Weed
2nd book from WSU History professor

Prof. Drew Swanson publishes environmental history of tobacco

Prof. Drew Swanson's 2nd book, A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South (Yale UP, 2014), explores the social, environmental, cultural, and racial history of the Piedmont.  Prof.

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Dunbar Library’s 1903 Wright Flyer ‘lands’ safely for cleaning

Full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer was built by a group of skilled volunteers and has been hanging in Wright State’s Dunbar Library since 2001.
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