Department of History

 

Building Room: King Hall C4066
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Program Overview: Why History?

Ma Yuan (Chinese, active c. 1190–1225)

KNOWING THE PAST

We need to know history to understand the world we live in. In the history department at Cal State L.A., you can study every kind of history from the ancient world to contemporary society, culture, and politics. In addition to our strengths in U.S. and Latin American History, we offer courses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as World history courses that examine these regions all at once. For examples of our offerings, click Areas of Specializations.  

DEVELOPING SKILLS

History isn't just memorizing dates and events; it's a way of learning. Until someone invents a time machine, historians must work from evidence left over from the time period they're studying. This makes studying history challenging, but it makes it fun, too!  And it means that the skills historians acquire can be used in many different careers. Many history graduates become teachers, but you can use historical skills for many different careers. For some examples, look here

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CAL STATE LA HISTORY DEPARTMENT

- Program Highlights  

Perspectives: the award-winning student journal

- The Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society    

- The History Minor

- The Minor in Religious Studies

- The Minor in Labor/Working Class Studies

Perspective Interviews: CSULA History Department (click on image)

April Del Cid                                                  Stephanie Wong                                             

April Del Cid                 Stephanie Wong - Reframing LA                      

Dr. Virginia Espino

Dr. Virginia Espino