Department of History

Message from the Chair

The knowledge and skills that students gain as History majors are vital for preparing for the challenges facing us in the 21st century. Today’s problems—epidemic disease, racial oppression, political unrest, violent extremism, environmental crises, economic inequality—also confronted people in the past, and historians’ efforts to understand how they faced these threat provide valuable insights for us today. Our faculty, made up of dynamic teacher-scholars, offer courses that afford students a fascinating glimpse into how societies in the past sought to overcome these threats and how they changed in the process. Likewise, the History major equips graduates with valuable skills for launching successful careers after graduation. read more

Professor Jason Coy
Department Chair

Department News

Scholarship opportunity for History majors
Posted on 21 September 2020 | 10:10 am
We are happy to share this $4,000 award and D.C. internship opportunity with history majors: The W.N. Looper Award was established to provide financial support for College of Charleston undergraduate students majoring within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to complete a summer internship with United States Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. […]
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Dr. Shannon Eaves to Moderate Discussion with Alumna of the Month
Posted on 17 September 2020 | 8:00 am
On Sept. 24th from 4:00-5:00 p.m., the Department of History’s Dr. Shannon Eaves will moderate a virtual discussion with Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch. Dr. Jones-Branch is the College of Charleston’s August 2020 ‘Alumna of the Month’ and will discuss how growing up in Charleston ignited a lifelong passion for history, and how she was able to […]
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