In its teaching and scholarship, the UST History Department investigates how humans have reacted to and shaped the world around them over time. Historians emphasize the connections between written and material legacies that offer evidence of lived experience and the circumstances that produce them. History therefore equips us to explore the depth and breadth of the human condition in order to become more engaged citizens of our communities.
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.
Our Educational Offerings
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.