History Department

Overview

SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers two majors, a minor, and a graduate program. Browse our department webpage to explore options. We have a world-class faculty offering classes ranging from Revolutionary America to Ancient Greece; from Medieval Europe to Modern China; from the Spanish Civil War to Native American History; from World Environmental History to Public History; and dozens more. In our history courses, students don't just study the past---they become historians.

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Department News

  • Cortland Public History - a digital public history site for students at SUNY Cortland - is now live. Visit here
  • Grant Awarded - National Endowment for the Humanities awarded historians Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets their second Landmarks in American History and Culture grant. K-12 teachers are encouraged to apply for this unique two-week experience, studying the Gilded Age and Progressive Era while living in the college’s Camp Huntington in the Adirondack Park.  The application and details about this professional development opportunity can be found here.


News

Upcoming Talks to Address Global Issues

A panel will discuss domestic terrorism around the world on March 22.

‘The Secret Path’ Film to Screen March 28

This Native American-themed animated film will be shown on March 28.

You Studied What? From Hip Hop to Harry Potter

These 12 classes boast interesting titles and even more impressive outcomes.

Events to Focus on Workers and Jobs

Exhibition, lectures from Feb. 24 to March 3 to focus on jobs in the arts.

February Events to Mark Black History Month

SUNY Cortland will celebrate Black History Month with lectures, discussions and performances.

Clubs/Societies

The History Club is one of SUNY Cortland’s fastest growing organizations on campus! Its goals are to provide a social setting for developing interests in historical topics and to establish a better relationship between faculty and students.



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