We are committed to helping our students acquire the knowledge, skills, and habits of thinking necessary for the critical investigation and appreciation of history so that they can gain a better understanding of their own and other people’s cultures and traditions.
We are scholar-educators who take seriously our responsibility to help our students acquire the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills necessary for professional and personal success. We are also committed to advancing scholarship in our research areas and to mentoring students to become successful researchers in their own right.
We offer an undergraduate History major and minor and a wide variety of elective courses dealing with the principal periods and topics of American, European, and World history, as well as selected non-European/non-U.S. fields such as East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Atlantic world. We are also responsible for the Historical Studies component of the undergraduate core curriculum.