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The Georgetown History Department offers a rich choice of courses to undergraduate students. The Department is unusually varied in the areas it covers: our large Faculty includes specialists on virtually every major region in the world, and we offer courses at both the introductory and the advanced levels on all periods of history and most areas of the world. We also offer many courses that present thematic, comparative, and global perspectives. Majors and minors enjoy considerable freedom to focus their work on their own areas of interest and to design programs that complement the rest of their academic work; students from other majors can also easily link history courses to their studies in politics, international affairs, literature, world cultures, the arts, and the social sciences.

Aims and Pedagogical Methods of the undergraduate program in history


The Department of History encourages excellent students to participate in its Honors Program. Junior majors apply and are selected for the Program on the basis of their GPA and research project. The Program consists of a two-semester Senior Honors Seminar, in which students produce a distinguished research thesis of scholarly depth and analytical sophistication. The recent theses are now available electronically through the Lauinger Library.

The Department also bestows four other awards to graduating seniors in history, the Morris Medal and the Foley Award to history majors in the college and the Davids and Nevils awards to history majors in the School of Foreign Service. Awards, 2004-2013.

Phi Alpha Theta is the National History Honor Society. Georgetown's Chapter, Beta Pi, was founded in 1948. We invite all students interested in history to learn more about Phi Alpha Theta and Beta Pi.

May 2013

Department of HistoryICC 60037th and O Streets, NW, Washington DC 20057Phone: (202) 687.6061Fax: (202) 687.7245

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