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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- Dr. Bekeh Ukelina edited a special issue of the journal Wagadu and wrote the opening editorial.
- Dr. Scott Moranda, in addition to earning SUNY Cortland's prestigious Rozanne M. Brooks Dedicated Teaching Award, co-edited a new book, Ecologies of Socialisms: Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics, and Culture.
- Welcome to our newest colleague, Dr. Jared McBrady, an expert on the scholarship of teaching and learning and social studies education.
- Dr. Evan Faulkenbury published his book, Poll Power: The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South.
- Our department's Winter 2019 Newsletter is here!
- Dr. Laura Gathagan recently traveled to France to present her scholarship...read all about it here and listen to her talk here.
- Why study history at Cortland? To become a great teacher without breaking the bank! SUNY Cortland has been ranked 23rd nationally in best value for teaching degrees.
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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