Welcome to the History Department
History, usually classified as a social science, also
retains strong links with the humanities. Its various approaches – political,
economic, social, and intellectual – require a wide range of different methods.
Courses offered by the history department
acquaint students, both history and non-history majors, with the aims, methods,
and results of historical research. The contemporary trend to expand the study
of history beyond a national and Western framework is reflected in the offerings
of the department. Historical studies provide the background needed for graduate
work in law, journalism, library science, and history doctoral programs. It is
the best major for those planning on teaching social studies on the secondary
level, as well as being an excellent major for those co-majoring in elementary
education. It also is an excellent major for those planning careers in business,
in the federal government, or in the civil service.
NEW FROM FALL 2014: THE MA PROGRAM HAS NOW TWO TRACKS
NEW FROM SPRING 2015: JOINT DEGREE IN HISTORY AND LIBRARY SCIENCE