Nadia Oweidat, assistant professor and expert in the history of Islam, was awarded a Discourse Initiative Research Grant for the amount of $15,000 from the Institute for Humane Studies. The grant will support her efforts to complete her first book, "Reform and Its Perils in Contemporary Islam: The Case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd." Learn more HERE. Congratulations, Dr. Oweidat!
The History Office staff will be working remotely during the Fall 2020 semester, with the exception of Tuesdays. Please contact the office at email@example.com, or Melissa Janulis at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the University's COVID-19 guidelines HERE. We hope you have a great semester!
The Spring 2021 course schedule is now available. You can view the History schedule here: https://courses.k-state.edu/spring2021/HIST/
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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 19 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 to our dedicated and award-winning History advisor, Kathy Lillich, 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 hope you will contact the Department Office anytime you have questions. Office staff are available via email 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.
Chair, Department of History