The History Department is primarily committed to undergraduate teaching, but also offers M.A., M.A.T., and Ph. D. degrees. Major areas of emphasis, with graduate as well as undergraduate offerings, are the United States (particularly the southern U. S., including New Orleans and Louisiana), Latin America, Europe (ancient, medieval, modern, and recent), Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Within these geographic concentrations individual faculty members offer courses on a wide range of topical fields: political, military, economic, social, intellectual and cultural (including the study of popular culture). Women's history, gender in history, and the history of the family are also offered. The department employs 21 faculty members. It has 14 associated faculty.
The History collection supports African Diaspora, American Studies, Medieval Studies, Political Economy, and Russian Studies programs.