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Missouri S&T’s history and political science department is made up of some of the most prolific and accomplished historians in the country. 

As a history major, you’ll have the opportunity to work with and conduct research along side these historians. And your studies with them start right away because most history classes at S&T, including introductory courses, are taught by full-time faculty members rather than adjuncts or graduate students.  Our faculty specialize in such subjects as World Wars I and II, the History of Las Vegas, Military History, the American West, the Reformation, Country Music, the American Presidency, International Relations, and the History of Science and Technology (read more about our faculty here).    

S&T alumni have gone on to work as teachers, military officers, lawyers, judges, museum curators, and college professors, among other things.

The department releases a Newsletter ‌once a year, and regularly updates its Facebook page with pertinent news and information.

Latest News and Faculty Achievements

 

Professor Larry Gragg has recently published Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel: The Gangster, the Flamingo, and the Making of Modern Las Vegas.

Four department faculty members - Professors Diana Ahmad, Michael Bruening, Petra DeWitt, and John McManus - will receive Outstanding Teaching Awards for the 2013-2014 academic year.  See accompanying story here

Professor Emeritus Russ Buhite was recently featured on the S&T campus homepage about his recent book The Continental League, A Personal History.

Professor John McManus has been named Curators' Professor of History! He is the first professor in a humanities/social science field at Missouri S&T ever to be selected as a Curators' Professor.


 

Professor Tseggai Isaac recently co-edited and contriubted several chapters to African Civilization in the 21st Century

The Department's Annual 2014-2015 Newsletter is now available.   

Professor Larry Gragg's book Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture was a selected as a finalist in the 2014 Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary category for the Western Writers of America Spur Award.

Professor Patrick Huber will receive a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award from the ASCAP Foundation for outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music for his article "Black Hillbillies: African American Musicians on Old-Time Records, 1924-1932."


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