History Major

HTY 380: This course examines social, political, economic, and cultural developments in the United States in the period from 1960 to 1970.
Pearl Album Cover
Join the History and Political Science Department on February 13th for a panel discussion on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See news item below for details
Student Protesters
Thursday, March 6; 5-5:30 PM, join us for a panel discussion on the integration and demise of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Baseball League


History majors and minors at USM become familiar with past knowledge, the forces of change and the varieties of historical scholarship that examine cultures and events across all times and places.  As they discover and organize facts, analyze evidence, and apply theory they learn to create meaningful explanations and narratives that support a well-rounded understanding of past human activity and its impact on the world of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. 

News & Events

Check out this NPR news piece on USM Adjunct Professor Chris Beam and his project transcribing the Nixon tapes for the National Archives: http://news.mpbn.net/post/four-years-transcribing-nixon-tapes-what-usm-history-professor-learned
Fall 2014 History Schedule
History Schedule at-a-glance
Lunch Counter Sit-in 1960
The USM History and Political Science Department with Multicultural Student Affairs presents Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in the University Events Room, 7th Floor of the Glickman Library at 6:00 pm.

History Internships: A Great Experience

Internships are a great way to help you apply knowledge learned in history courses while gaining the experience and skills needed to succeed in the workforce.  Learn more about internships with the History Department.