Department of History
At Eastern you will not be an anonymous face in a huge lecture taught by a graduate student. Our program size allows us to work closely with our students as they develop critical thinking skills, improve writing mechanics, and become informed readers. Lower division courses are usually limited to 35 students, while upper division courses frequently enroll between 10-15 students.
All of our History courses are taught by faculty who are subject matter experts and active scholars in their respective fields. We balance teaching and research to give students access to the latest ideas in the field of history while continuing to emphasize passionate and quality teaching in a small classroom setting.
The EOU History Department offers the degree online! This means that even in a small, intimate department like ours, students can take courses on subjects ranging from Renaissance Europe to comparative colonial history to the history of sexuality.
Many of our students go on to graduate school, law school, or become teachers at the elementary or secondary level. This is because the history major emphasizes the continuity of culture by providing a historical background for the study of other disciplines and the tools necessary for responsible citizenship. It also helps to prepare students for careers in teaching, public service, consulting, research, museums, archives, and libraries, and provides a liberal education as a basis for entering a variety of careers such as public administration, business, and law.