Offered as: Major, Minor, Graduate program
The study of History at Washington State University Vancouver provides students with a broad background of African, Asian, European, Latin American and United States History. Specialties of the WSUV faculty include: Chicana/o Studies, Latin American Culture and Art, Slavery and the Atlantic World, North American Indians, Labor and Community in the United States, the African Diaspora, Ethnicity in Modern China, and the Pacific Northwest.
The History Program at WSUV offers undergraduate and graduate and minor degrees in history and helps students fulfill secondary education endorsement areas in Social Studies and/or History for the state of Washington. The graduate history degree program offers special tracks in public history and world history.
Students with undergraduate history degrees can work as teachers, historians, archivists, information specialists, writers, researchers, or in government service, business, the media, nonprofit organizations, or politics. With further study, history majors can teach college, practice medicine or law, enter the ministry or work as librarians.
To declare a MAJOR in History, please contact: Aaron Whelchel I 360-546-9578
To declare a MINOR in History, please contact: Shellynda Michalek | 360-546-9106
For GRADUATE programs, please contact: Candice Goucher | 360-546-9469
Professor Laurie Mercier presented "Reconsidering Rosie: Rugged Work in the North American Wests Since World War II" at the University of Alberta (Canada), where she is the Fulbright Research Chair for F-13. The lecture was part of the University’s "Feminist Research Speakers Series," sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Clinical Assistant Professor Steve Fountain was an invited panelist for a roundtable on “Seeing Animals in History," and session chair and comment for “Peoplescape and Landscape" at the AHA Pacific Coast Branch meeting in Denver. He is also a WSUV Faculty Diversity Fellow for 2013-2014 working on a Native American program coordination project.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) awarded Sue Peabody, professor of history at WSU Vancouver, a fellowship of $65,000 to complete her book, Slavery and Emancipation in the Indian Ocean World: A Family Biography. She will be on sabbatical leave during 2013-2014. Read the entire news release in WSUNews. She was one of 65 recipients of ACLS fellowships out of a total of 1,121 applicants this year (5.8%).