The History Department combines teaching and research at the highest levels. Department faculty past and present have won some 18 Distinguished Teaching Awards and 12 Distinguished Publication awards from the University. The undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with a grounding in research and writing skills, and coursework in the history of the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Department faculty explore the past from a variety of perspectives including urban and social history, cultural history, history of women and gender, political history, economic history, legal history, diplomatic, military, and international history. In upper division tutorials and proseminars faculty work with undergraduates in small classes.
The department also seeks to foster student research through a number of special programs and research seminars that involve trips to archives and historic sites. Through its internship program, the Department gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of fields while getting credit towards their degree.
On February 12, a reception celebrated Dr. James Sefton’s fiftieth year of teaching at Northridge. Dr. Sefton came to what was then San Fernando State College in 1965, and has taught every semester since then. Read more
Dr. Gloria Ricci Lothrop, first Whitsett Chair of California History at California State University passed away on February 2. Read more
The Department of History | College of Social & Behavioral Sciences PRESENT:
Author, Daniel S. Lucks
Dr. Lucks will discuss his recently published book Selma to Saigon, which explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. He will examine the war’s impact on the lives of leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael, as well as other activists like Muhammad Ali who faced the threat of military draft. Read more