Diversity is an essential component of a liberal education, and the Department of History offers an impressive array of courses. Our classes focus on all time periods, from the ancient to the contemporary world, and our faculty includes specialists in the history of Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Because of the variety of course offerings, history majors can meet four of their foundation requirements within the Department of History. Introductory topic-based seminars (History 105) fulfill the “written communication” (F2) requirement, all 200-level survey courses fulfill the “historical forces” (F3) requirement, many courses focusing on African-American, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history fulfill the “cultural perspectives” (F9) requirement, and most internships fulfill the “connections” (F11) requirement. Majoring in history, in other words, is one of the best ways to gain a well-rounded, liberal education.