History

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The History major prepares students to work actively in fields related to history, or to pursue graduate and doctoral work in their chosen area of historical study, law or other related fields.

More than 40 courses are offered, with particular focus on American, European and East Asian history, and opportunities for independent study or internships are available.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • Washington County Historical Society
  • Library of Congress
  • Heinz History Center
  • Defense Department
  • Gordon E. Swartz History Fellowship

Careers

  • Museum curators/directors
  • Social studies teachers
  • Lawyers
  • Business people
  • Journalists
  • College professors

History Faculty

Victoria List, Ph.D. portrait

Program Chair

Victoria D. List, Ph.D.

Office: OM 302 Degrees: Ph.D. and M.A. University of Michigan; J.D. University of Wisconsin; B.A. with Honors in History, Smith College; A.A. Pine Manor Junior College Areas of Study Victoria List is a professor in and chair of the Department of History. She teaches everything from ancient civilization to U.S. Constitutional history, though she generally…

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History Program Downloads

History Program Sheet

Version: 2019