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Reasons to study history at Missouri S&T
- History major-to-faculty ratio: 3:1
- Classes taught by graduate-student TAs: 0
- Classes with 50+ students: 0
- Professors with 20+ advisees: 0
- Teaching evaluation scores, rank at S&T: 1
- Average upper-level class size: 19
- Faculty-led study abroad opportunities
- Opportunities for independent research
Missouri S&T’s History and Political Science department provides students with unique opportunities and close faculty interaction.
At the end of the spring semester 2015, Missouri S&T students taking American Diplomatic History had the opportunity to have class with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (picture above). Dr. Rice was visiting campus as part of Missouri S&T's Remmers Lecture series, which in the past has brought to campus such notable individuals as President Ford, Henry Kissinger, Tip O'Neal, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, and Itzhak Perlman. While we cannot promise class with someone like Condoleeza Rice every year, it is an example of the unique opportunities available for history and political science students at Missouri S&T.
Study abroad in London
The students in the image to the left took a Missouri S&T summer study abroad class in London on Medieval and Renaissance England. Another study abroad class from the department has been offered in Paris on World War II. Other history majors have done independent research in Las Vegas. As a history major, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in these once-in-a-lifetime activities. And on a daily basis, you will have the chance to work closely with the outstanding history and political science faculty at Missouri S&T (read more about our faculty here). At Missouri S&T, you will not get stuck at the back of large lecture halls, you will not be taught by graduate students, and you will get know your professors.
S&T history department alumni have gone on to work as teachers, military officers, lawyers, judges, museum curators, and college professors, among other things.
Latest News and Faculty, Student, and Alumni Achievements
Congratulations to Professor Petra DeWitt on winning a 2016 Faculty Teaching Award and a Faculty Service Award and to Professor Kathleen Sheppard on winning a 2016 Faculty Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Professor Shannon Fogg on the publication of her book Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947.
Congratulations to Professor Diana Ahmad on winning the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Congratulations to history major Devin Potter, who has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Devin will use the scholarship money to study abroad in Spain this semester.
Congratulations to new Phi Alpha Theta history honor society initiates Joe Baniak, Adam Luechtefeld, and Adam McMikle.
Congratulations to Professor Diana Ahmad on the publication of her most recent book, Success Depends on the Animals: Emigrants, Livestock, and Wild Animals on the Overland Trails, 1840-1869.
John McManus, Military Historian and Curators' Professor of History
Professor John McManus is a specialist in military history. He teaches popular classes on The American Military Experience, The U.S. in World War II, The U.S. in Vietnam, and 20th Century Americans in Combat. He was also the first faculty member in a humanities field at Missouri S&T to be named a Curators' Professor.
Dr. McManus has now written 12 books. His latest explores the experiences of American soldiers liberating the concentration camps at the end of World War II. [Read more]