Welcome to the History & Political Science Department Blog/Newsletter! We will be posting news and updates on this page, so check back for news about the department, our students, and our graduates. Please contact departmental faculty if you have news that you would like to share.
As a start, you will notice that the History & Government Department has changed to the History & Political Science Department. This is a change that departmental faculty members have been discussing for several years; as our political scientists have argued, "Political Science" is used more frequently than "Government" and we think the new name will help to convey our focus more effectively. The "rubrics" used to designate course offerings are also changing: GVT is changing to PSC (to designate Political Science courses), and HIS is changing to HST (for History courses). Courses designated as HG will be renamed as HP, and our oldest major, History & Government (and the specializations--HG-Adolescent Education and HG-Environmental Specialization), will also be renamed as History & Political Science (and HP-Adolescent Education and HP-Environmental Specialization).