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By exploring the complexities of peoples and societies in the past, history majors make the present more comprehensible.

History coursework encourages students to think critically, argue logically and examine the values of their society and those of other societies. History students develop research, analytical, writing, oral communication and problem-solving skills that prepare them for a range of occupations, for graduate and professional schools and for the responsibilities of informed citizen- ship. History majors pursue careers in law, education, governmental affairs, journalism, social service, business, finance and museums.

Sample Courses:

United States in the Sixties, Modern Middle East, France from Charlemagne to Napoleon, Ethnicity and Conflict in South Africa, History of Mexico, Women and Family in Modern China, History of Science, History Beyond the Classroom

Effective August 31, 2020

 The History Department office staff will be working remotely but will be available via email 

Monday - Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Hope Sutherlin, Administrative Assistant, hopesutherlin@depauw.edu

Email and phone messages will be monitored during normal business hours.

Contact information for faculty members in the department can be found in the following link:  


David Gellman, Department Chair, dgellman@depauw.edu

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Revered History Professor Emeritus John J. Baughman '48 passed away June 26, 2020

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