Join us in the History Department
Apply to our programs. We offer three undergraduate degrees: the History B.A., the History B.A. (Teacher Education Concentration), and the History B.S. — as well as a History Minor, the History Honors Program, and an Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program. We also offer three graduate degrees: the History M.A., the Public History M.A., and the Public History Ph.D.
With more than 25 full-time faculty members who cover a range of historical specialties, our degree programs allow students the flexibility to explore their historical interests while preparing for the future.
Revealing a Different Side of President Carter
Nancy Mitchell lived abroad during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Working as an English teacher at an Irish high school in the late 1970s, Mitchell says it was interesting to view the Carter administration from afar. It was also puzzling, she said, why his presidency — and persona — were often defined by their shortcomings.
You Can't Tell U.S. History Without Black History. Finally, a Museum Gets That
When I walked into the new National Museum of African American History and Culture for a preview last week, my excitement was tempered.
How Critical Thinking in the Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience
Teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in “pseudoscience” unsupported by facts, according to new research from NC State.
Alumna, Amy Vidunas, Gives Back to the History Department
Graduate students often find it difficult making ends meet especially if they are going to school full time. Alumna, Amy Vidunas, ’07, wants to make it a little bit easier.
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May 10, 2017 | College of Humanities and Social Sciences News
Meet An Outstanding 2017 Public History Graduate Student
As Graduation approaches, we'd like to give special mention to Hannah Scruggs, one of our outstanding graduates, and share what's next for her after commencement.
May 9, 2017
History Department Launches Texts & Talks Series
The History Department launched its new event series "Texts and Talks – Recent Faculty Books" this semester. First speaker Professor Nancy Mitchell presented her award-winning book, "Jimmy Carter and Africa: Race and the Cold War" (Stanford University Press) and drew students, colleagues, and public visitors alike to D.H. Hill Library on April 22.
May 8, 2017
College Professor Brings History to Elementary School Children
History faculty regularly participate in Humanities Extension programs, often visiting public schools throughout North Carolina to talk on historical subjects. On 25 April, 2017, Professor Craig Friend visited Southwest Elementary School in Clemmons, NC. He talked to two fifth-grade classes, answering their questions about college life and talking about his current research on Lunsford Lane, a man born into slavery in Raleigh in 1803.
9:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
NC State's History Department provides a small college experience inside a big university