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Welcome to Department of History
With a full-time faculty of eleven members, the department teaches more than fifty different courses. We offer two majors: History and History with Teaching Certification in Social Studies. The department sponsors minors in History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, and/or North American Studies. Since January 2007, the department has offered the Masters of Arts degree in history.
History Degrees Prepare Students for Fulfilling Professional Careers
Our courses help students to develop the skills that employers most demand from today’s college graduates: excellence in critical thinking, analytical writing, and public speaking. History majors pursue careers in countless professions, and our alumni have gone on to become leaders in government service, law, business, and education. History majors frequently enter directly into law or graduate school, with recent graduates entering graduate programs at North Texas, George Mason, UNC-Greensboro and Duquesne among others.
The department’s many international courses, together with joint programs in International Relations and Latin American Studies, train our graduates to thrive in a job market driven by global forces and opportunities. Members of the faculty have researched or published in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. We offer courses on Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Russia. Our majors and minors often combine their coursework with study abroad, advanced language classes, participation in the university’s Model UN program, and senior thesis projects on international topics.
Our Students Learn from Experts in and out of the Classroom
Students in the history programs work one-on-one with active scholars. Collectively, departmental faculty have authored hundreds of book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, and professional papers. We have published numerous books with leading presses. Our faculty members stay on the cutting edge of their disciplines by conducting field research, serving in professional and academic organizations, and participating in regional, national, and international conferences. We host the Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History, which each year brings together leading scholars on a specific military topic. We also co-host the War on Terror lecture series, which features several lectures a year by experts and authorities in the field, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
We Welcome Your Questions
If you want to know more about any of our programs or courses, we will be happy to get in touch with you by e-mail or telephone. Contact information for faculty members as well as details about our individual teaching and research backgrounds can be accessed by following the history “faculty” link on this page.