About the History Department
School of Social & Cultural Studies: History Department
The History Department at Truman is comprised of a community of learners who seek to interpret the past for a better understanding of the questions and challenges we face today.
As active teacher-scholars, our dedicated and distinguished faculty enjoy working alongside smart and highly motivated students who are attracted to the intellectual learning environment they find at Truman. Our history faculty cover a broad range of backgrounds and research interests and eagerly share their knowledge and experience. They push students to excel and encourage them to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors.
Our classes are small enough to provide close working relationships between faculty and students, and our professors take a genuine interest in their students’ success at Truman and beyond. Students can drop by their offices to discuss class, get extra help on an assignment, or just chat about the day’s events.
History Academic Programs
15 June 2017 | 8:05 pm
Congratulations to history graduate, Alec Graham, who was among the 10 talented students who received recognition as Honors Scholar graduates for Spring 2017. Honors Scholar medals were presented at a pre-commencement ceremony on May 12. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program offers outstanding students the opportunity to select rigorous courses in the liberal arts and sciences component of their […]
11 June 2017 | 11:58 am
Professor of History Marc Becker has published a textbook Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions with the assistance of his students in his Latin American Revolutions classes from the Fall 2015 and Fall 2016 semesters. He wrote the book because Latin American Revolutions is a commonly taught course at Truman and elsewhere, but no synthetic text exists […]