Chair: Michael Hawkins
Department Office: 216 Dowling Hall, Humanities Center

The Department of History provides students with historical perspective and insight into the issues, events, ideas, and values that constitute the human experience. This includes the study of a variety of societies and cultures, and teaching the essential analytic research and communication skills necessary to stimulate creative and critical thinking, and provide an ethical context for dealing with an increasingly complex world.

Bachelor of Arts: Major in History

Specific Requirements for Admission to the History Major

Successful completion of any HIS course with a grade of "C" or better.

Minors in History

Students who think they may teach History in secondary schools must consult with the Education Department, with the History Department, and with the appropriate agency in the state in which they intend to teach.


Professors: John C. Calvert, Scott Eastman, Heather Fryer, Tracy N. Leavelle

Associate Professors: Simon Appleford, Eileen Dugan, Elizabeth R. Elliot-Meisel, Michael Hawkins, Andrew J. Hogan, Britta McEwen, Adam Sundberg

Associate Professor Emeritus: Richard Super

Assistant Professor: Ogechukwu Ezekwem Williams