History Department

The History Majors Committee is a resource for students and faculty alike to help organize events and communicate ideas to improve the History program at Wes! We organize film screenings, thesis coffee hours, and even helped shape the module system. We are a group of students who are really excited about History and are here to help!


Why Are You Majoring in History?

Steven Chen ‘18: I am a History and Government major, and my modules are Pre-Industrial Society and North America. My interests are early United States history with a particular focus on the history of farming and agriculture, and also more broadly the history of American food movements. I’ve always loved history, and decided to major in it after taking an amazing class on Greek History my sophomore year. I love the freedom that the History major provides in being able to take a broad range of classes on various topics, all while fitting into the two module system. My favorite part about history at Wesleyan is the close community of many brilliant and passionate professors and peers.