In addition, many History faculty members have won individual awards for their teaching,
such as the Kemper Prize and Distinguished Professor awards. The department as a whole
ranks well above the University average in student evaluations.
in the department are often nationally and internationally recognized
leaders in their field, and they bring this advanced knowledge
to bear on their teaching.
in the department are usually small, and the larger courses
Teaching Assistants, so students can receive
individual attention and feedback on their work.
Flexibility is a given in the department:
students have only two required courses--a course on historical
methods and a senior research seminar--and a choice of
concentrating on any of ten fields, as well as the opportunity to design their
The department and faculty also have links to interdisciplinary
work in Environmental
Studies, African and African-American
Studies, Indigenous Nations Studies, and other area studies
Resources for history research at KU are rich.
Watson and Anschutz libraries help make up a major research
library collection, and the Spencer Library offers such resources
as the Wilcox Collection on extremist politics, the University
Archives, and major collections in British history, among others.