Welcome to the Department of History

History is the study of change and continuity in human society over time. Historians develop skills in evaluating evidence, organizing information, clarifying and structuring concepts, and writing narratives and expositions. Majoring in history is an excellent way to prepare for a career in teaching, research, library and information sciences, government service, journalism, law, or business. The Department of History offers a full range of courses in American, Asian, European, Latin America, and World history.

The current chair of the History Department is Dr. Gina Hames. Please contact her at hamesgl@plu.edu.

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Study Away Opportunities

The chance to participate in these international and domestic study programs lets you immerse yourself in a country, culture or discipline that you never imagined - and get credit for it, too.

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History

Opportunities for History Majors

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Benson Endowed Chair in History

In 2004, a gift from the Benson Family Foundation of Portland, Ore., created the first fully funded, endowed chair at PLU.

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