Catalog 2022-2023

History Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor. 

Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major 

Global Awareness 

  • Hendrix-in-Tours 
  • Hendrix-in-Madrid 
  • Hendrix-in-Bonn 
  • Hendrix-in-London: Roehampton 
  • Oxford Programme 

Professional and Leadership Development 

  • Internship with a museum/archive 
  • Internship with law offices 
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Program 

Special Projects 

  • Hist 201: Doing History 
  • Hist 365: Designing Games for History 

Undergraduate Research 

  • Hist 291: Japan and World War II in Asia 
  • Hist 353: Civil War and Reconstruction 
  • Hist 365: Designing Games for History 
  • Hist 450: Advanced Research and Writing 


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Undergraduate Research 

  • The African Museum in Brussels 
  • Internships & Independent projects with archival research (Butler Center, Mosaic Templars, Sequoia Center, Faulkner County Museum)

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