The department offers lower-division surveys in Western and world civilization as well as U.S. history, while upper-division offerings include a wide range of subject areas, from the ancient Near East to American family history.

Seminars and 400-level courses provide opportunities for majors to write substantial research papers and to participate in intensive reading and discussion of topics.

Graduate students enroll in 500-level courses as they pursue the MA in History.

Here's a small sampling of courses we've offered within the past few years:


Course Listings

For a full list of our courses, including course descriptions from the PSU Bulletin, consult our Course Listings page.

Course Schedules

For tentative course schedules and resources for planning your studies in History, consult our Course Schedules page.