The mission of the History Section is to increase historical knowledge and understanding and to prepare our students for lives of learning, citizenship, and professional success. The expertise of our sixteen professors and three 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 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 their future success. These contacts often continue long after students graduate.