Department Chair: Joyce Madancy
History comes alive at Union College. More than just a survey of data over the ages, our courses and seminars emphasize ideas and institutions across the globe and the continuum of time. History at Union offers a concentration in one of five fields: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, or United States. To complete the major students take at least 12 courses in history, including a junior seminar and a two-term senior project.The two-term senior project involves independent research under the individual direction of a professor in the department, normally resulting in a written thesis, but occasionally in movies, or other innovative forms of presentation. Students draw on the resources of the well-equipped Schaffer Library that houses collections dating back over two centuries.