Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. We are committed to fostering a sense of intellectual community among students and faculty.
One of the strengths of the history department is our innovative courses. Students enjoy a wide variety of learning experiences in the classroom, such as:
In Hist 217 - Mundo Brasileiro - students learn about Brazilian history and culture through popular music.
In Hist 337 - Power and Protest in the United States - students create a model activist organization to explore the dynamics of power, protest, and reaction in U.S. society.
In Hist 253 - Popular Religion and Devotion in the Middle Ages - students travel to The Cloisters Museum and Gardens in Fort Tryon Park, New York, to experience the art and architecture of medieval monasteries.
View a full list of history courses.
There are two courses open only to history majors:
Hist 302 - Junior Colloquium
Hist 401 - Senior Seminar
These courses foster a sense of community in the department, while introducing students to the discipline of history.