Department of History
In the established tradition of liberal arts education, the faculty of History provides students with personal cultural enrichment, while preparing them for employment in fields in which historical knowledge, habits of mind, and skills (such as research, analysis, and communication) are valued, and/or for further study leading to careers in teaching, the law, the ministry, government service, and many others.
"In preparation for a career in business, or for life generally, I can think of no
more suitable academic major than history. History is the study of people, what they
do, and why they do it: the perspective that’s necessary for future success."
--Brian Hamilton, board chairman and co-founder, Sageworks, Inc. (Sageworks is a financial analysis firm specializing in privately-held companies, based in Raleigh, N.C.)
Consistent with the missions of Louisiana Tech University and the College of Liberal Arts, the School of History and Social Sciences maintains a faculty composed of professionals who understand and value the interrelated goals of instruction, research, and community service. In the tradition of liberal arts education, our school is student-centered and is committed to teaching and advising. To this end, our goals include the following:
- Help students acquire substantive knowledge in our disciplines, view themselves in other, wider contexts, and learn to think and write clearly and effectively through the teaching of general and specialized history and social science courses for undergraduate majors and minors, graduate students, and all other students as determined by the General Education Requirement or by their own curricula.
- Contribute to the expansion of historical and social scientific knowledge and understanding through original research and publication.
- Contribute to the diffusion of historical and social scientific knowledge and understanding through public outreach programs and service to professional and community organizations.
All students will develop and broaden their skills in critical, creative, and ethical thinking, communication, technology, and research. For more information follow the links to the specific program in which you are interested.