Clayton Brooks, Department Chair
Amy Tillerson-Brown, Mary Hill Cole, Josh Howard
History is the study of past and present worlds that we explore in their own contexts through written, oral, and material evidence. Using primary sources and engaging in historical debates, historians analyze and interpret the actions, thoughts, values, and challenges of people in different cultures and eras. The discipline of History emphasizes the importance of historical perspective and context in seeking to understand the past. We encourage the study of various cultures through academic travel and learning foreign languages. History majors pursue careers in a variety of fields, including law, teaching, public history, business, the arts, government, and foreign service.