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Department of History

Welcome to the History Department at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Whether you are pursuing a career in history or are just passionate about the subject, our courses develop skills that prepare you to become a responsible citizen and to pursue your career. In addition to acquiring historical knowledge, you will learn how to interpret complex sources of information, think critically about the relationship between the past and the present, and communicate your ideas effectively.  In the process, you will gain an appreciation of the cultural diversity that shapes our world.

The American Historical Association has some great information about the value of studying history.  Check out their site at:

Sharon A. Kowalsky
Department Head and Associate Professor of History


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