Welcome to the History Department!


Fall 2014 History Classes!

Non-majors and lower-division students are welcome but should be prepared for a substantial amount of reading and writing. Background in the subject is not required.
(See the SSU catalog for descriptions of other History courses offered.)

History 371.2:
The Atlantic World 1500-1914

Professor Noonan
TTh 10-11:50 am
History 371.2 Details


History 496: History Journal
Professor Kittelstrom - M 12:00-1:50 pm
History 496 Details





History 498.2: History & Cinema in East Asia
Professor Dodgen - Th 1-4:40 pm
History 498.2 Details




Need to Meet the Non-US/Non-Europe History Requirement?

The following History courses being offered in Fall 2014 will meet the non-U.S./non-Europe requirement for the history major:

HIST 335: Early China to 1500 TTh 10-11:50 am
HIST 339: Ancient & Colonial Latin America
T Th 1-2:50 pm
HIST 376: History of the Black Sea T 8-11:40 am
HIST 449: Gender & Sexuality in Latin America
TTh 3-4:50 pm

Students studying history at SSU benefit from close working relationships with core faculty. Though our department is small, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse array of courses, from ancient Rome to post-Soviet era Russia, from immigration in Mexico to the history of gender in the American West. We encourage students to take a range of courses so that they become well-versed in the history of a variety of time periods and geographic regions.

Our department offers a minor, an undergraduate major, and a terminal Masters degree. For the most part, history students at SSU go on to careers in teaching, the law, business, and journalism, but we also send some students on to PhD programs in history. Alumni of our program have gone on to study at several schools within the University of California system as well as Louisiana State University, University of Texas, Columbia University, and Cambridge University.

Our primary objectives in the department are to improve students' historical literacy and to teach them writing and analytical skillsto help them succeed in whatever career path they choose after graduation.

We welcome inquiries about our undergraduate and graduate programs, and we appreciate your interest in the study of history at Sonoma State.

Programs Offered