History Club goes to the Museum!
Join Professors Maner and McCrea for a talk and tour of the exhibit Borderlands in History and Art, at the Beach Museum of Art. Professor McCrea will give a brief talk about why historians are so interested in borderlands and frontiers. Then we’ll tour the current exhibit and explore the perspectives that history and art offer.
Meet at the Museum on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 3:30 PM for a fun and educational afternoon!
Contact Brent Maner at email@example.com for more information.
The Department of History will be CLOSED in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, November 22 to Friday, November 24. We will reopen for normal business on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Lecture: "Athens and Beyond: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Intellectual"
Lecture presented by Professor Michael Poliakoff, President of ACTA and renowned classicist
Join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Calvin 208 at 8:00 AM
For more information, contact Marsha Frey (host): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Fred C and Mary R Koch Foundation, the History Department and the Kansas Association of Scholars
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The Department of History offers students from any major a rewarding educational experience. As they seek to recover and interpret the past in all of its messy and fascinating manifestations, historians read a lot, write a lot, and speak a lot; thus developing critical thinking skills which allow them to pursue successful careers not only as historians, archivists, and curators/museum professionals but also as lawyers, entrepreneurs, government officials, and leaders in the nonprofit sector.
Our 20 full-time faculty members have written award-winning books and articles on research topics ranging from the military in ancient China to public health in Latin America to the grasslands of the Great Plains. While we commend research, we also emphasize and prioritize teaching. More than a quarter of our faculty have won university-wide teaching awards. The majority of our classes are small, which means that our students get plenty of attention, and undergraduate history majors are assigned individual faculty advisors to help them navigate their way to successful completion of their degree.
Our major is designed to be broad, requiring students to take classes that vary widely across time and place, but the department has particular strengths in military, agricultural/environmental, and religious history. To declare a history major or double-major, please visit the Office of the Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences in 107 Calvin Hall.
We are pleased to also offer history as a minor with a requirement of 21 hours of coursework. To declare a minor, please stop by the History Department Office in 117 Calvin Hall.
We hope you will stop by the Department Office (117 Calvin) anytime you have questions. Office staff are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we would be happy to help you succeed at K-State by talking with you about our course offerings, scholarships, and graduate program.
-Michael Krysko Chair, Department of History