SJC’s Department of History claims some of our most academically inclined students, many of whom graduate in the top 10% of their class. The department also holds the College’s only Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Ilicia Sprey. The Department of History strives to prepare students for graduate studies, entry into law school, teaching in secondary schools, and careers in various fields of business or the arts.
The Department of History offers a BA in History and courses in United States, European, and several non-Western histories, as well as courses that teach and utilize the basic skills of historical research.
Resources and Downloads
- SJC Academic Catalog: History
- The Robinson Memorial Library exhibit handout for new research on 9th century Indian Ocean maritime trade
- “Gunpowder, Pirates, Monks, and Books: Maritime Trade on the Vietnam Coastline, c. 1400-1800” in Ports as Gateways in the Indian Ocean, University of Hyderabad conference proceedings
- “Teaching Students About the Past: The French School of Far East and Archeology in Colonial Era Indochina: A Case Study” for the International Council of Francophone Studies
- “East Meets West: Contemporary Classroom Challenges in Teaching Cambodian History in World History Courses” in the Journal of World History.
- Review of “Daily Life in the Mongol Empire” by George Lane for Sixteenth Century Journal (2010).
- “The École Française d’Extrême-Orient and the Colonial Era Archaeology of Indochina and How Cambodian Cultural Heritage Impacted Imperialist France: A Case Study Teaching Students How the Past influences the Present, of How the Center Influences the Periphery” at the World History Association and University of Pannasastra Joint Symposium to be held in Siem Riep, Cambodia
- “The Khmer, the École française d’Extrême-Orient, and the Impact of the Colonial Era Archaeology of Indochina” at the World History Association Annual Conference in Beijing, China
Opportunities for Hands-on Experience
The History faculty members at SJC encourage all of their students to participate in internships with high profile businesses. Opportunities for internships through SJC currently exist with the Washington Center, United States Supreme Court, Washington Museum in Washington, DC, and Lake County Parks in Crown Point, Ind.
“Core 7 Takes Students on a Journey through Ethiopia”: Dr. Susan Chattin takes seven SJC students to Ethiopia to earn Core 7 credits and discover respect for the diversity of human beings
Fulbright Scholar Dr. Kenneth R. Hall from the Dept. of History at Ball State University presenting new research on early history of Indian Ocean on December 3. SJC is first in the US to have the international exhibit of this important new researchon Indian Ocean maritime trade in the 9th century. Download exhibit handout.