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Mailing Address

Box 7128
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


History Department

The study of history is critically important in our ever-changing and increasingly complex world and plays an indispensable role in a liberal arts education and in preparing you for a variety of careers.

The History Department exposes you to the richness, diversity, and complexities of human history during various periods and in different geographic regions, with attention to critical issues such as ethnicity, class, and gender. Regular course offerings include American, African American, British, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian history.

The department cultivates critical understanding of the past while developing your intellectual, analytical, writing, and rhetorical abilities. We believe that the study of history enables you to acquire broadly informed perspectives and to master critical thinking and communication skills that will serve you outside the classroom and well beyond your college years.

For more information about majoring in history at Davidson, please contact Professor Jonathan Berkey, chair of the History Department.