Our department is committed to deeper conceptualizations of cultural heritages from across the globe. Our faculty members help students develop a critical understanding of the many varied pasts as well as enhance writing, research, analytical, and rhetorical skills. Of the many subjects students will encounter, history is the key discipline that integrates insights from the arts, sciences, economics, politics, literature, religions, and philosophies into a synthetic examination of the human experience. The wide variety of courses we offer expose students to the complexities of the human experience in different geographic regions, and across class, race, ethnicity, and gender. Our classes highlight the social, political, economic and cultural values with which people ordered their world. History alumni have pursued successful careers in business, law, teaching, government, and the non-profit sector.
Take classes with us! See the Fall 2015 Course Schedule with description here.
Assistant Professor Jake Ruddiman on The Learning Channel, April 19, at 9:00 p.m.
In a genealogical investigation segment on “Who Do You Think You are?” Assistant Professor Jake Ruddiman examinea an ancestor of actor Bill Paxton who fought in the Revolutionary War and live in the Early American Republic. For more information, see The Learning Channel and the full story here.
Michele Gillespie, Presidential Endowed Professor of Southern History, has been named Dean of the College, with academic oversight for the undergraduate school of arts and sciences. Professor Gillespie will begin serving as Dean on July 1, 2015. Read more here.
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Frank, Department Chair.