We resist the idea that history is static or confined to the past. Examining current events within the context of history, you'll gain a deep understanding of how the past informs present-day issues at local and global levels. We encourage you to think critically about your place in the world and to become an active and engaged citizen.
Our major and minor programs are designed by a diverse group of professors. We offer a variety of courses in social, cultural, environmental, gender, economic, political, and religious history. With a commitment to diversity, courses cover not just the history of America and Europe, but numerous global countries.
Fillmore Activist Project
Prof. Candice Harrison (who also directs the BASE program), Prof. Beth Hoffmann, and their students, have documented the history and everyday lives of local community partners in the Fillmore. The Fillmore Activist Project is a living archive animated by the voices, labor, and commitment of Black communities, and by the hope that documentation and witness will strengthen the resolve to build communities with access to better healthcare, affordable housing, and education.