History, Anthropology, & Philosophy
History, Anthropology, and Philosophy are foundational disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, seeking to understand the human past, the complexity of human social patterns, and the enduring questions humans have pondered. What are the stories of different societies? How have people crafted diverse cultures? What does it all mean? Our department offers a wide variety of courses that explore these questions, and many others.
With specialists in Africa and Gender, African American History, the American South, Gender/Cultural History, Historical Archaeology, Latin America, Medical and Environmental Ethics/Ethical Theory, Medieval/Early Modern Europe, the Middle East/Islamic World, and Military History, we teach focused upper-level courses and introductory classes in the core curriculum.
The department offers a B.A. in History, a B.A. in History with Secondary Teacher Certification, and a B.A. in Anthropology, as well as minors in all three disciplines. Recent graduates of these programs have pursued careers in education, law, journalism, and public administration. With rigorous training in analytical writing, careful reading, critical thinking, and qualitative research, our degree programs equip graduates with essential professional skills, preparing them for a diverse array of careers.