The history department is located in Los Angeles, a multicultural city and one of the world’s most diverse metropolitan centers. The faculty members reflect the international diversity of Southern California, with cultural roots in East Asia, North America, the Middle East, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. They are widely traveled and productive scholars and rank among the most accomplished teachers at the university.
Classes are small and include seminars each semester. Faculty members develop close relations with the history majors through research projects, study abroad programs in Bonn, Paris, Rome, London and Oxford, and through participation in history conferences. The department recognizes academic excellence by organizing History Honor Society banquets and History Awards Convocations that recognize outstanding history students.
First-Rate Facilities Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
The department has wonderful facilities in two villages, where faculty members and students can work together, such as a state-of-the-art conference room, computer lab, TA office center, World War studies research room, and a History Honors Society conference room.