The History Department office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions or concerns, please email Professor Michael Huner at email@example.com or Red DeYoung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE STUDY OF HISTORY
Study the Past, Seize Your Future
The craft of history interprets the past. History examines the lives of people, the consequences of ideas, and the products of human ingenuity. Historians engage in deep inquiry and persuasive debate. They craft narratives about the past based in evidence. The skills students gain through the study of history allow them to analyze and interpret evidence and evaluate how human societies change over time.
Choose from a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in history, or a minor in history or history of science, or select it as a teachable minor. Careful training in research, writing, critical reading, and interpretation makes history graduates attractive to a wide number of employers who value those abilities, especially in fields of law, library and museum work, finance, journalism, and public administration. Students also study history to advance their own liberal education and to train their minds.
Or, choose the major in group social studies that is designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary, middle, or elementary school.
The Department of History is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
WHY SOCIAL STUDIES?
FALL 2020 HISTORY-LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES
GVSU History Alumna Dr. Erika Edwards Presents About Black Women and Whitening in 19th-century Argentina
Talk given for the GVSU Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program and History Department, October 1, 2020
Exciting Courses for 2020-2021
Study Abroad Namibia Summer 2021
Faculty member shows students in multi-year local history project the ripple effects of urban renewal
October 20, 2020
Matthew Daley, associate professor of history, is guiding students through the project.
Eyebrow smiles and social distance: Faculty members enjoy connecting with students, regardless of setting
September 04, 2020
Teaching in-person or remotely, faculty members said they appreciated seeing students again.