History is the study of the cumulative human experience.
As a study of change in human society over time it lies at the foundations of knowledge in both the humanities and the social sciences, offering its own approaches to questions explored in both branches of learning. The study of history prepares students for a wide range of careers that require broad knowledge of the human experience as well as critical thinking, research, and writing skills. Most of the major geographical fields in history as well as the sub-disciplines of social, cultural, political, and economic history are represented in our course offerings and in the research interests of our faculty.
History Department Calendar
For upcoming History Department events, lectures, and deadlines, please consult our calendar.
To learn more about recent History Department events, please see our Special Events Spotlight. We're highlighting our Senior Celebration for graduating History majors, minors and IRs which was held on May 9th.