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Undergraduate News

May 26, 2021

On one hand, it was business as usual in the History department undergraduate program, teaching classes, carrying out research, and recognizing the excellence of our History majors. Special congratulations go to Kimathi Muiruri, awarded the Frank Ryan prize for the … Continued

Undergraduates Weigh Pros and Cons of Online Lecture Courses

December 10, 2020

Undergraduates frequently praise introductory history courses as a formative part of their Tar Heel experience. Whether learning about colonial America, global history, the history of Islam, or the ancient world, history courses allow us to understand both our past and … Continued

Update from Brett Whalen, Director of Undergraduate Studies

December 10, 2020

Needless to say, as History continues to wrestle with the implications of COVID-19, many of the department’s initiatives for supporting undergraduate research and travel remain temporarily suspended. Nevertheless, on 22 October, History celebrated the second annual University Research Week faculty … Continued

Spring 2020 Graduate Program Shields

June 8, 2020

This spring demonstrated the remarkable resilience and commitment of our graduate students. These terrific professionals suddenly managed to also become expert teachers in a new format. At the end of spring break, they worked with their faculty members not only … Continued

Undergraduate Program News

June 5, 2020

During the fall semester 2019, it was business as usual in the History department undergraduate program: top-notch lectures, amazing seminars, a new cohort of Senior Honors thesis students beginning their ambitious research projects, and more. In addition, the faculty had … Continued

Update from Brett Whalen, Director of Undergraduate Studies

December 12, 2019

This fall, faculty in the History department began the process of reviewing, preparing, and submitting key courses for approval as part of the new IDEAs curriculum. While the professors carried out this crucial administrative task, our undergraduate majors were thankfully … Continued

Undergraduate Program

May 17, 2019

During the spring semester, in addition to offering peerless classes in the discipline of history, our department was proud to award various kinds of funding for undergraduate research, travel, and internships through existing and new initiatives. Working in conjunction with … Continued

Update from the Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Brett Whalen

December 10, 2018

In the fall 2018, the History department inaugurated a new funding initiative aimed at fostering undergraduate research: the 398 Capstone Seminar Support Awards. These modest but important grants are intended to defray the costs of undergraduate travel to archives, libraries, … Continued

Undergraduate Student News – Fall 2016

December 1, 2016

This fall semester, some 3750 students were enrolled in History Department courses, nearly 500 UNC-CH students were majoring or double-majoring in history, and another 300 or so were history minors.  Although nationally, history enrollments have been declining, UNC-CH’s Department of … Continued