As part of the Mount’s Core Curriculum, students complete courses in critical disciplines, including social sciences, history, natural sciences, mathematics, religious studies, philosophy, and ethics. And, no matter the lecture, the project or the lab, students at the Mount develop a broad base of knowledge as they develop specific skills needed for today’s job market.
Just ask Chris Eckes, operations manager/chief curator at the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. While earning a degree in history at the Mount he researched the history of ballparks as a reflection of social, economic and culture change.
“It’s a bit of a cliché but I do believe that much of the story of America can be told through the prism of baseball and the ballpark project I worked on in college helped to solidify this belief,” he says.
“My daily responsibilities involve looking for ways to tell the story of the Reds in a way that will be of greatest interest to the widest audience. The research skills that I learned and honed at the Mount have been invaluable in helping me to achieve this goal.”