We pride ourselves on offering students an educational experience that places them in the center of an engaging globally-based curriculum.

Through our web page, you can learn all about our dynamic and talented professors who bring history to life both in and out of the classroom; our wide range of course offerings on such diverse topics as China, Latin America, Scotland, Africa, the Holocaust, women, race, the 1960s, JFK, and medieval warfare; our short-term, faculty-led, study abroad trips that have taken history majors to countries such as Vietnam, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, and New Zealand; and, finally, our accomplished alumni whose history major has launched them into careers in law, ministry, journalism, foreign service, education, military service, business, and the Peace Corps.

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”

— L.P. Hartley

History Department News

Recent surveys measuring student satisfaction with the history major reveal that students are highly appreciative of the department’s efforts on their behalf.  We welcome you to review the data by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the history major, the opportunities described here, or would like to sit in on one of our classes, please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Thank you for visiting the History Department web page – we hope to meet you in person one day soon!

Jaclyn A. Sumner, Ph.D.
Department Chair