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 hunerm@gvsu.edu or Red DeYoung at deyoungr@gvsu.edu.


THE STUDY OF HISTORY

History Journal

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.

CHECK OUT THE HISTORY MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS HERE

Or, choose the major in group social studies that is designed for students seeking teacher certification in secondary, middle, or elementary school.

CHECK OUT THE GROUP SOCIAL STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS HERE

CHECK OUT HISTORY COURSES HERE

The Department of History is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


WHY HISTORY?

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

Delia Fernandez, We Want a Commitment


Exciting Courses for 2020-2021

Winter 2021 LAS/HST 374 Class Information

HST 400 Industrial Archeology

Study Abroad Namibia Summer 2021

Study Abroad Namibia Summer 2021