Fulton School: History Dept

Office:Holloway Hall #338
Telephone: (410) 543-6245
Fax:(410) 677-5038


[About the Department] [Faculty] [Majors and Minors]

[Research Center] [Honors] [History Club] [Social Science Club]

[Pi Gamma Mu] [Phi Alpha Theta] [Graduate Program]

[Careers In History] [Careers in Anthropology]


About the History Department

The Department of History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in history and the Master of Arts in history. The department's objective is to develop a habit of inquiry enhancing students' abilities to think critically and analytically, speak effectively and write coherently.

The history major examines times and cultures other than our own while fostering a sense of the interconnectedness of our world. Furthermore, it offers a perspective of the issues of our lives and times and their significance in a personal, ethical, global and multi cultural framework. Finally, the discipline provides a foundation upon which we can build and strengthen those qualities which make us human.

The history curriculum is excellent preparation for careers that cross disciplinary lines and graduate programs such as history, law, library science, museology and international affairs. History graduates may teach as well as work in local, state and federal government, tourism, publications, advertising, insurance, consulting and numerous areas of business.

The History Department administers the Anthropology track in interdisciplinary studies.

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Faculty
Chair:
Maarten L. Pereboom, Ph.D.
U.S. foreign/European international relations

Professors:
Robert A. Berry, Ph.D.
Russia/East European history

Gregory C. Ference, Ph.D.
East Asian/East European history, Habsburgs

Timothy S. Miller, Ph.D.
Byzantine history

Clara Small, Ph.D.
African-American history, Colonial America

G. Ray Thompson, Ph.D.
ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, classical archaeology, Colonial America, local history

Associate Professors:

James McCallops, Ph.D.
American women's history, gender studies

Maarten L. Pereboom, Ph.D.
U.S. foreign/European international relations

Bart Talbert, Ph.D.
Civil War, military history

Donald M. Whaley, M.A.
19th century America, South, social/cultural history

Jeanne E. Whitney, Ph.D.
American social and cultural history and material culture

Assistant Professors:

Wayne Ackerson, Ph.D.
African history, 19th century British, Modern India and archaeology

Richard Bowler, Ph.D.
German history, history of science and technology

Dean Kotlowski, Ph.D.
20th century U.S., political, Latin America

Michael Lewis, Ph.D.
Environmental history

Creston S. Long, Ph.D.
Historiography, Colonial America, Maryland and local history

Melanie Perreault, Ph.D.
C
olonial America, U.S. history

Elizabeth A. Ragan, Ph.D.
Anthropology and archaeology

Kristen Walton, Ph.D.
Tudor-Stuart Britain, English, Scottish, Irish history, early modern European history

Lecturers:

Kevin Birch, M.A.
Ancient Mediterranean studies, classical mythology

Dean Fafoutis, M.A.
diplomatic, 19th century American history

Peggy Genvert, M.A.
world civilizations, American history

George W. Gering, Jr., M.A.
world civilizations, military history

Claudia Hannon, M.A.
world civilizations, American history

Edward F. Jones, M.A.
world civilizations, American history

Tara McMichael, M.A.
world civilizations, American history

Barry Neville, M.A.
world civilizations, American history, history of religion

Brian Starr, M.A.T.
world civilizations, American history

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Majors and Minors
  • Major in History
  • Minor in History
  • Minor in American Studies
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Masters of Arts in History
The Major in History:
Students must complete 33 credit hours in departmental courses with a minimum grade average of C. Fifteen of these hours must be at the 300/400 level. Additionally, students must complete six hours from two social sciences other than history and four satisfactory research papers. Graduate school candidates are encouraged to develop a reading proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students should consult with a History Department advisor.

The Minor in History:
The history minor allows students in other fields to gain a broad base in the humanities and social sciences and thus enhance their ability to reach higher levels of achievement in their own professional specialization. Additional information about this minor is available in the History Department. A complete list of course offerings is in the University's most recent Undergraduate Catalogue.

The Minor in American Studies:
The minor in American Studies is an interdisciplinary study of history and English. Further information regarding American studies may be obtained from either the History or English departments. A complete list of course offerings is in the University's most recent Undergraduate Catalogue.

The Minor in Anthropology:
Students must complete 18 semester hours in anthropology and related disciplines. Additional information about this minor is available from the department. A complete list of course offerings is in the University's most recent Undergraduate Catalogue.

Transfer Students:
Transfer students majoring in history must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours with a C average in history at Salisbury University.

Challenge Exams:
Challenge exams for introductory history courses are available to students who qualify. See the History Department. Students may not use courses to satisfy requirements both in the minor and in the major.

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Edward N. Rabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
at Salisbury University

All students are encouraged to use the rich resources of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University, which enables intensive study in local history, family history, archaeology and folklore. The Research Center promotes a "laboratory" at which students may learn the craft of history.

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Department Honors

The History Department sponsors two international honor societies for students majoring in history.

Phi Alpha Theta is the international honor society in history and Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society in the social sciences. Initiation into these honor societies are typically held each fall (Pi Gamma Mu) and spring ( Phi Alpha Theta). Information regarding the qualifications for membership are available in the History Department.


History Club

The History Department sponsors an active history social club which undertakes educational trips to historic sites and takes part in numerous collegial activities on campus.


Social Science Club

The Social Science Club is open to any student interested in the social sciences. The club coordinates its activities with those of Pi Gamma Mu, the Honor Society in Social Sciences, and organizes social events, trips, and programs of interest to the University community. See Dr. Richard Bowler, or Dr. Clara Small for more information.


Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, the international honor society in history, is represented on the SU campus by the Iota Chapter, and seeks nominations for its initiations held each spring semester. Qualifications include junior, senior or graduate class standing with at least 12 hours in history beyond History 101 and 102, a minimum GPA of 3.0 in history and an overall GPA of at least 3.1. In addition, students must rank in the top 35 percent of their class. For more information and or nominations, contact Dr. Greg Ference at (410)543-6129; Dr. Maarten Pereboom at (410)543-6454, or the history department at (410) 543-6245.


Pi Gamma Mu

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Science, is represented on the SU campus by Maryland Gamma Chapter and is open to all majors in the social sciences or students who have met the criteria for admission. Initiation is held in the fall semester.

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