Oct 16, 2021  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts


About the Program

An understanding of history provides valuable insights into cultures and problems of civilizations. A certain elasticity of mind is required of the history major, who must learn to see the whole and also comprehend the interaction of the parts. This intellectual ability is useful in many fields, such as law, marketing, and journalism. The department offers a range of courses and seminars making possible study of America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia, as well as African-American and women’s history.


  • Chair: Karen Pechilis, Professor
  • Professors: Jonathan Rose
  • Associate Professors: Edward Baring, Frances Bernstein, C.Wyatt Evans, Sharon Sundue
  • Professor Emerita/Emiritus: Lillie Edwards, J. Perry Leavell, Charles Wetzel, Thomas Christofferson

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

A score of 4 or 5 on the American history examination exempts the student from HIST 101  or HIST 102 . A score of 4 or 5 on the European history examination exempts the student from HIST 104  or HIST 105