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Chair’s Message

The Department of History fosters an understanding of the past, promotes critical inquiry, improves communication skills and develops an appreciation for cultural diversity in the global community.

Students taking history courses work closely with faculty members to build a foundation of historical knowledge, to sharpen their powers of interpretation and critical thinking, to formulate and articulate logical arguments, and to develop skills in research and documentation. These skills will serve them well to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.


Flexible to Match Your Interests

TCU’s history major is a flexible program that lets you choose from a wide variety of courses:

  • Our 10000-level survey courses provide broad introductions to the history of the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
  • Our upper-division 30000-and 40000-level courses let you explore particular topics and types of history such as gender, labor, the military, popular culture, food, the Constitution, the environment and indigenous peoples.
  • Our capstone research seminar takes you through the process of researching and writing an original thesis based on primary source research.

Jodi Campbell, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of History