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The mission of the EMU History Section is to increase historical knowledge and understanding and to prepare our students for lives of learning, citizenship, and professional success. The History Section offers a major and minor in History, as well as majors to prepare students to teach social studies and history to high school and middle school students. We also offer minors in Religious Studies, African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Continental European Studies, and Social Studies.

The expertise of our sixteen professors and four full-time lecturers enables us to offer courses covering a broad range of historical topics every semester. We regularly offer classes on the history of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada, as well as courses in African-American and Native American history, women's history, and LGBT history. Course offerings reflect faculty expertise in military history, social and intellectual history, the history of religion, and state and local history. We make these classes available in a variety of formats, including online, weekend, one week, evening, and travel classes.

We limit enrollment to 25 students in our upper-level undergraduate classes and 15 students in our graduate classes. Professors are also available outside of the classroom for everything from advice on research to the letters of recommendation so important to students' future success. These contacts often continue long after students graduate.

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For more information or to make an appointment with an undergraduate advisor, the graduate director, section chair, or department head, please email us, or call us at (734) 487-1018.

Undergraduate Advisors

Mary Strasma

Philip Schmitz

Graduate Director

Ron Delph

History Section Chair

Jesse Kauffman

Department Head

James Egge


The History & Philosophy Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 701 Pray Harrold, 734.487.1018