The history department has been recognized with the Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Award.
Are you interested in studying various aspects of humanity's recorded past, the rise and fall of empires or the everyday lives of men and women? Would you like to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas shaping how people perceive and experience their worlds?
History can teach us many lessons, not simply about our past but also about the paradoxes and potentials of our present. Here in the History Department, we offer a wide range of courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, United States, Southern and world history. Arranged in three levels—introductory, intermediate and advanced—you will have the opportunity to become familiar with a body of historical knowledge and explore the world through various perspectives.
Because the program focuses on analytic and critical thinking, a history major will especially prepare you for a profession or further studies in education, international studies, journalism, law, politics and public policy, to name a few.
History majors have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain, Italy and Barbados, led by history faculty. Students may also participate in the Northumbria (U.K.) exchange program. Study abroad may be partially supported with financial support through the Dr. Steve and Lynne Wrigley Study Abroad Scholarship.