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The Study of History -

What human beings can do, might do, or ought to do makes no sense at all unless we know what they have done already. This involves the study of history. History examines the lives of people, the consequences of ideas, and the ending quest of daily bread. It presents human misfortunes and greatness as well as the struggle for survival. Study of the past reveals valuable achievements as well as dreadful mistakes, and in so doing helps us meet the unexpected challenges of our own day.

What We Offer -

The Department of History offers an undergraduate major in History, an undergraduate minor in History, and graduate work for students seeking the Master of Education with a concentration in History. History is a teachable major for students seeking teacher certification in either secondary or elementary education; History is also teachable minor for students seeking teacher certification in secondary education. History majors who complete the professional program in secondary education offered by GVSU's College of Education are eligible to receive secondary teacher certification in History; those who complete the program in elementary education receive certification in elementary education. History minors who complete a teachable major and the appropriate professional program receive an endorsement in History on their teaching certificates. The Department offers several of the core courses and a concentration in History for students in Social Studies, a program designed for those seeking teacher certification in social studies at either the secondary or elementary levels.

Spotlights

Professor Moore interviewed on Morning Shift

Professor Moore interviewed on Morning Shift

Professor Louis Moore interviewed on Morning Shift to put the recent protests and activism by black athletes into historical context.

Professor Huner joins panelists in Paraguay 2016

Professor Huner joins panelists in Paraguay 2016

Professor Michael Huner joins panelists in Paraguay.

GV History Grad Writes Book

GV History Grad Writes Book

GVSU History graduate Charlie Bunton's latest book highlights history of Rogers City.

GVSU McNair Scholars Video

GVSU McNair Scholars Video

McNair Scholar Program Video. Showcasing Grand Valley State University McNair Students.

Hillery York GV Magazine Story

Hillery York GV Magazine Story

GV Magazine Article featuring Hillery York

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News & Events

Alumnus to Speak at DNC

Alumnus to Speak at DNC

August 04, 2016

Dave Wils (2005) has been selected to address delegates at the Democratic National Convention.

2016 Primary Source Newsletter

2016 Primary Source Newsletter

May 12, 2016

Fall 2016 History Department's newsletter, The Primary Source.

2016 Great Lakes History Conference

2016 Great Lakes History Conference

November 24, 2015

October 21 & 22, 2016, Theme: Human Rights in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Grand Valley Journal of History

Grand Valley Journal of History

April 03, 2014

The Grand Valley Journal of History

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History Department Office Hours

History Department Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays - Fridays

The History Department Office is located in Mackinac Hall D-1-160

Telephone #616-331-3298

Fax #616-331-3285