Department of History
The University of Houston
524 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3003
(713) 743-3083

Dr. Nancy Beck Young
Department Chair
nyoung2@uh.edu
(713) 743-3085

Undergraduate Program

The Department of History offers a broad range of undergraduate courses in African, East Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States history, covering chronological periods from ancient to contemporary.

Our faculty has special strengths in African-American history, business history, diplomatic history, environmental history, medical history, medieval studies, Mexican-American history, military history, public history, social history, and women's history.

Courses are taught in a variety of formats, ranging from large lectures to small, seminar-style courses emphasizing discussion. Some courses are also taught through Distance Education .

In our commitment to developing students' critical thinking and writing skills, all classes include writing assignments, which might involve essay examinations, book reviews, or research papers. Those students who are interested in developing their research and writing skills further are encouraged to consider opportunities such as a senior Honors Thesis or an independent study with a faculty member.

Click HERE for Spring 2014 Course Offerings and Descriptions

The History Department welcomes your interest in our undergraduate program and looks forward achieve your academic and career goals.

Program requirements

The History Department offers the Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in History. 

Undergraduate advising hours

Richard Frazier, History Advisor, located in 525-AH is available:

SUMMER ADVISING IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS:

Walk-in:

  • Monday and Wednesday, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm

Appointments (via PeopleSoft):

  • During the fall and spring semesters
  

Jacklyn Vela, History Minor advisor, located in 518-AH is available:

Walk in:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm