The History Major and Minor at Davidson

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.

Students must complete courses in western, non-western and pre-modern history.

Courses You Might Take

CLA 336

Augustus & the Roman Republic


After several decades of civil war, Augustus set out to restore the res publica. By the time he died 45 years later, the Roman world had changed into a form of monarchy that lasted for centuries. In…

HIS 255

American Popular Culture


American popular culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include sports, popular music, theatre, motion pictures and television. 

Satisfies the Historical Thought requirement.
Satisfies a requirement in the Communication Studies interdisciplinary major and minor.


HIS 459

Topic: History Rape in the US

Title- Body, Story, Memory: The History Of Rape In The United States

This course challenges popular views of rape as existing outside of history. Instead of a universal human expression, both the act and idea of rape…