Welcome to the History Department!

Our Mission

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.

Our Faculty

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.

News in the History Dept.

UST in the News for April 29, 2015

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:58:15 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

MLS is headed for Minnesota, Lilly Pulitzer crashes Target and a ‘Good Question’ about lie detector tests in recent headlines.

‘Orange is the New Black’ Author Piper Kerman to Speak Here March 25

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:08:32 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Her talk, sponsored by many campus departments, is free and open to the public.

Twenty Faculty Earn Promotions or Promotions With Tenure

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:30:45 +0000 by: St. Thomas Newsroom by: author

Four tenured faculty members were promoted, and 16 were granted tenure and promoted simultaneously to associate professor.