Department of History
Welcome to the History Department at Texas A&M University--Commerce.
The History Department offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and M.S. degrees. The objectives of the History Department are to acquaint students with the human past, help them gain insight into the nature of the historic process, and prepare them for responsible democratic citizenship. In addition, an effort is made to inculcate in students the ability to analyze and think critically about historical works and issues, as well as to help them develop the skills required to express their judgments clearly in writing.
Recognizing that the mastery of the subject of history is a lifelong pursuit, the department has designed a program that includes a core of common courses for all students and a range of courses in selected areas from which students may choose. All majors and second majors in history are expected to complete survey courses in U.S. and World History as well as a workshop course that focuses on historical methodology and an upper division Themes in World History course. Students then may choose a stipulated number of courses in the areas of American, European, Asian, and Latin American history.
Students may use their degrees in history as preparation for a variety of careers. In addition to teaching, museum and archival work, government service, law, politics, publishing, genealogical services, and public relations are some of the fields in which historians may make careers.
Dr. Judy Ford
Department Head, Professor of History