The History Department at Tulane is full of dynamic professors and offers courses in a wide range of chronological periods and geographic areas.
As befits the university’s location in Louisiana, Tulane’s Department of History has traditionally enjoyed great strength in the history of the Southern United States and Latin America. Within the department is a strong contingent of European historians, who teach courses ranging from the history of the ancient world to those that cover the breaking developments in Germany, France, and Russia. The faculty also includes experts in Africa, the Middle East, China, South Asia, and, and Southeast Asia. Members of the department offer an array of courses dealing with women and gender, race, and religious history. First-year students are welcome and prepared to take 1000, 2000, and 3000-level courses.
For undergraduates, the departments also offers numerous opportunities to work with professors in a seminar setting. These classes are capped at 15 students and provide students with the chance to work closely with a professor and engage in sustained seminar discussion and analysis. In addition, the department offers many opportunities for service learning, where students can work with local historical institutions or non-profit service organizations related to the field of study.
The Department also offers a regular lecture series, “History in the News,” internships for upper-level students, and mentorship for senior thesis writers.