The history department teaches students to think like historians. We offer courses and individual instruction about every continent, exploring the richness of the past in order to understand the complexity of the present.
More than simply learning content, though, history students understand the process of studying the past. Like their professors, students build connections with people and ideas of the past by investigating primary sources. This work in turn develops useful skills—critical reading, analysis, self-expression—that serve students well in and out of the department, when studying abroad, and in future careers. The study of history thus begins an exploration that leads well beyond our campus.
With Susquehanna’s cross-cultural component of the Central Curriculum, you could find yourself examining the history of faraway lands and cultures. More »
A new book by Susquehanna University Associate Professor of History David Imhoof reveals the ways in which ordinary Germans changed their cultural lives and their politics from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s. »
Associate Professor of History David Imhoof discusses World War II, Nazism, teaching history in schools, and the differences between history, the past and memory with WKOK Radio’s "On the Mark" host, Mark Lawrence, on April 9, 2013. Listen here. »
Julia Sneeringer, associate professor of history at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center, will examine “What Beatlemania Can Tell Us About West Germany and the United States in the mid-1960s" in a talk April 3 at Susquehanna University. »