Nov 13, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.


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Chairperson: Professor Keith Lewinstein

Graduate Program Coordinator: Professor Michael Ierardi

Professors: Erin O’Connor, Joshua Greenberg, Leonid Heretz, Andrew Holman, Margaret Lowe, Jean Stonehouse, Wing-kai To

Associate Professors: Brian Payne, Sarah Wiggins

Assistant Professors: Thomas Nester, Paul Rubinson, Jeffrey Webb

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1388
Location: Tillinghast Hall, Room 233


Degree Programs

  • BA in History
    Concentration: Military History
  • MAT - History

Undergraduate Minors

  • History

The following program is currently inactive:

  • Public History minor

Click on Academic Programs  for program information and requirements.

Bachelor of Arts

The department offers students a solid, liberal arts major as preparation for professional careers, for graduate study in other fields (law and librarianship, for example) and for careers as museum professionals and public historians. It prepares students to teach history at the middle and high school level, and it provides a relevant and valuable liberal arts major to students preparing for careers in elementary, early childhood and special education. It also contributes to the core curriculum program by offering history courses to all students.

The Department of History recommends that its majors select a minor or interdisciplinary program that will complement the major program. History majors electing secondary education are strongly urged to take elective courses in geography, political science, economics and the behavioral sciences in order to meet present employment expectations.

Double Major with Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Special Education

Students may choose a double major in history and elementary education, early childhood education or special education for licensure purposes. Appropriate advising materials with suggested sequences are available.

Minor in Secondary Education (High School, Middle School, PreK-12 Specialist)

Students may minor in secondary (either high school, grades 8-12; or middle school, grades 5-8) education with a major in history. Successful completion of these programs will lead to Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure. Please refer to “Secondary Education and Professional Programs ” and “History, BA ” for specific teacher licensure and program requirements.

Honors Program

The honors program in history provides highly motivated history majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in history. Contact the Department of History for further information concerning eligibility and application.

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