History Department

Overview

SUNY Cortland’s History Department offers two majors, a minor and a graduate program. 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


News

Friends loved handling emergencies

July 21, 2020
A special class of SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services grads still stand out.

SUNY Cortland aims to preserve COVID-19 history

May 19, 2020
The College Archives seeks campus community artifacts on the pandemic.

Library posters and talks focus on suffragettes

March 10, 2020
These Cortland County notables worked to win women’s right to vote.

Economics to be big March topic

March 6, 2020
Visiting speakers will delve into the money woes of ordinary and poor people. SCOTT FERGUSON TALK CANCELLED

SUNY Cortland supports CROP Hunger Walk

Dec. 3, 2019
A record for the most money raised was made at this year’s 25th annual walk on Oct. 27.

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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