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College of Arts and Humanities

Department of History

History Staff

The history department offers degrees that are not just pieces of paper, but instead represent the mastery of knowledge, skills, and qualities that create better citizens, strong writers, thoughtful and able analysts, excellent teachers, and outstanding employees. Our degree path offers flexibility, rather than restricting people to predetermined career paths. A history degree prepares students to engage with the wider world from a more informed perspective; to understand the intersection of local, regional, national and global factors; and to communicate ideas in a clear and meaningful way. We prioritize flexibility, international perspectives, diversity, and rigor. A history major is a wonderful degree for career opportunities.

Inquiries for History Department should go to Chair Jason Knirck at:  or

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Student Resources Page 2020

You can select course electives from History for the Winter term:

Modern Britain and Empire to the US West, Medieval Europe, Germany Since 1815, US from 1919-1945, or Vietnamese History

Winter Term 2020 Upper Division Courses in History!


Tales from the Archive Presentation: Join CWU History faculty for stories of archival adventures and tips and tricks for your research!


History Scholarships FLYER Downloadable

Application period from November 1, 2020-March 1, 2021

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2017-2018 Faculty

FRONT: (L-R) Ken Munsell, Karen "Angie" Hill (dept. secretary), Stephen Moore, Marilyn Levine;  BACK: (L-R) Chong Eun Ahn, Marji Morgan, Roxanne Easley, Lacy Ferrell, Daniel Herman, Jason Knirck (dept. chair)

NOT SHOWN:  Jason Dormady, Melissa Jordine

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