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 2014 Course Schedule with description here. Over the Summer, we have divisional courses both terms plus one upper-level course. In the First Session, Dr. Caron is offering a look at the US since the New Deal. See descriptions and schedules for these courses here.
Next events:Monday, August 25th, 3pm-5pm, will be the History Department’s Open House for newly arrived students and anyone else who would like to meet our faculty. Please come by and say hi!
Recent news: On 19 May, we marked Commencement with our graduating seniors. On Wednesday, 4/30, we held our annual Phi Alpha Theta Initiation and Awards Dinner. These students won awards:
*Forrest W. Clonts Award for Excellence in History: Aubrey Peterson
*W.J. Cash Award for Studies in Southern History: Liam McIntyre
*Richard Worden Griffin Research Prize in Asian, African, or Latin American History: Joseph DeRosa
*Chilton Pearson Research Prize in United States History: Emily Anderson
*Forrest W. Clonts Research Prize in European History: Deshawna Kiker
*Stephen Vella Prize for Excellence in Writing: Robert Wilson, III
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Frank, Department Chair.