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

Dr. Hilary Green, University of Alabama

"Confederate Monument Debates in Black and White"

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

Marx Library Auditorium


2019 Stallworth Lecture

Dr. Tera Hunter of Princeton University

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

Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium


Dr. Richard Frankel, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Laidlaw Performing Arts Auditorium  


Recent Events


University of South Alabama Department of History Awards Reception
April 10, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
USA Archaeology Museum