- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Department of History provides students with a broad range of historical viewpoints and events, problems and approaches to the societal, cultural, political, intellectual, economic, and global challenges and developments. Rigorous coursework coupled with a research component helps our students gain deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Why Study History at Oberlin?
Digital History Lab
The Digital History Lab (DHL) is a learning and teaching resource for students and faculty interested in applying digital methods to the study of history. DHL features seminar projects that emphasize experiential learning and student learning outcomes and individual projects driven by faculty research. Students can take select courses that use the digital humanities or can apply for summer or winter-term opportunities with faculty interested in working with students using digitally focused research.
Upcoming History Events
Global Issues Symposium: Ayesha Siddiqa - “US-Pakistan Alignment: Building Organizational Strength on Strategic Loss”
Global Issues Symposium: Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley - "Shifting the Lanes in U.S. Foreign Policy Making"
Global Issues Symposium: Jeffrey Wasserstrom Discusses "Martial Rhetoric, Martial Practices, and Martial Landscapes in the People's Republic of China"
Global IssuesSymposium: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens: "Militarization and Demilitarization on the Korean Peninsula”
- HIST 285 - American Indians: Pre-Columbus to the Present 4 credits
- HIST 180 - Global Environmental History 4 credits
- HIST 238 - Slavery in the U.S. 4 credits
- HIST 383 - Borders, Wars, and Refugees from the Ottoman Empire to ISIS 4 credits
Explore Faculty within History
“The Oberlin history department offers students a chance to work closely with committed and accomplished faculty, to immerse themselves in the study of many different eras and geographic locations, and to discover the ways in which understanding history is central to the practice of engaged citizenship today.”Renee Romano, Professor of History, Comparative American Studies, and Africana Studies
Life After Oberlin
Graduates of the Department of History apply history to such professions as law, journalism, editing, and museum history; and have attended graduate programs at such schools as the University of Chicago, University of North Carolina, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Michigan.