About the Department
History is one of the largest humanities departments in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences. We are both a dynamic source of cutting-edge humanities research and one of the largest providers of undergraduate courses in the University of Southern California.
The History Department is dedicated to core values, which we pursue with a diverse and growing faculty working at the forefront of historical scholarship in a wide range of fields.
As one of the largest providers of undergraduate general education courses in addition to our majors, the faculty of the History Department takes teaching seriously. Our professors have received recognition and awards for their teaching, and we continuously work to improve the breadth, depth, and quality of our undergraduate courses. Our graduate student teaching assistant have also won accolades for their teaching, while the Department’s TA training program has become the basis for teaching instruction across the wider campus community.
Outstanding Graduate Education
Our graduate program ranks among the best in the nation, supported by the diversity of our faculty and the resources available both at USC and in the greater Los Angeles area. Our commitment to supporting and professionalizing our graduate students helps them to become top-tier researchers and instructors.
A Community of Scholars
At its core, the History Department is a community of scholars. Our award-winning faculty work in collaboration within the department, across the university, and with regional and national research institutions. The faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the History Department are a gathering of minds inquiring into the human past in an environment of academic rigor. Whether a student is joining us for a general education requirement, an undergraduate degree, a public lecture, or graduate training, all who are interested in the method and pursuit of history are welcome.