Department of History

Students studying history explore human experience in a wide variety of times, geographical settings and cultural contexts. 

While studying the past with a faculty committed to excellence in the classroom, students develop essential skills in critical reading, writing, speaking and thinking.

About half of the department’s 220 majors also plan to seek certification as teachers, primarily in secondary education. The remainder seek, and receive, a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for a variety of careers.

Let us know how we may help you achieve your  goals.

Dr. M. J. Heisey, History Department Chair


Professor Imai and the American Stage

The publicity for Allegiance, a new musical by George Takei on the subject of Japanese-American internment in World War Two, cites Dr. Shiho Imai's article on Mike Masaoka as a prime historical source. Imai's article on Masaoka appears in Densho.org Encyclopedia.