Department of History

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."  
Maya Angelou

Knowledge and awareness of history and society are important ingredients of a liberal education. The Department of History offers general courses for all students, a major and a minor in history, and preparation for students who plan to continue study at the graduate level, to teach history, or to enter related fields.

Our web site will introduce you to our faculty and staff, our courses, the requirements for a degree, and other information that can help you decide if you'd like to study history at USA. Please let us know if we can help by contacting us by phone or email.


Upcoming Events


2019 Stallworth Lecture

Dr. Tera Hunter of Princeton University

 "Can Marriage Save the Race? Ideas about African-American Marriage from W. E. B. Du Bois to Our Own Times"

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium


Dr. Kelly Urban, University of South Alabama  

"A Medical Monument: How a Tuberculosis Hospital Helped Spark the Cuban Revolution."

Co-Sponsored with the Mobile Medical Museum

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Marx Library Auditorium 


Dr. Richard Frankel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

"Fascism and Anti-Semitism Now"

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium  


Recent Events

History Department Discussion of USA Common Read novel, Julie Otsuka's When the Emperor was Divine, about Japanese-American internment.  

October 14, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Humanities 390

Hosted by Dr. Harry Miller and Dr. David Messenger 

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Dr. Hilary Green, University of Alabama

"Confederate Monument Debates in Black and White"

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Marx Library Auditorium