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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Department

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College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 100
Mail Stop 7553
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Jason Knirck, PhD

Roxanne Easley, PhD, Russia, Eastern Europe
Daniel Herman, PhD, U.S. pre-1877, U.S. West, Native American
Jason Knirck, PhD, Ireland, Britain, British Empire
Marilyn Levine, PhD, Modern China
Stephen Moore, PhD, Pacific Northwest, foreign relations, social studies education

Associate Professors
Chong Eun Ahn, PhD, Modern East Asia
Jason Dormady, PhD, Modern Mexico and Latin America, U.S. Borderlands
Lacy Ferrell, PhD, Africa

Assistant Professor
Josué Estrada, PhD, US, LatinX, Pacific Northwest

Sophia Andarovna, MA
Kenneth Munsell, MA
John Streepy, MA

Emeritus Professors
Karen J. Blair, PhD, 20th century U.S., Women
Beverly Heckart, PhD, Germany, Europe
Zoltan Kramar, PhD, Ancient World
Larry Lowther, PhD, Colonial and Revolutionary America
Marji Morgan, PhD, 19th century British
Kent Richards, PhD, American West, Pacific Northwest

Kristy Magdlin, secretary senior

Department Information
The history faculty offers courses leading to bachelor of arts and master of arts.

Students who declare a major in history must register with the department.

History Honors Program
The Department awards Honors status to qualified history majors.  To qualify for the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A History major (Small Plan, Large Plan, or History Social Studies Teaching).
  • A GPA of 3.5 in History courses and 3.25 overall.
  • Completion of HIST 512 with grade of B or higher. This course will count toward the major OR the graduate program, but not both.
  • An honors research paper (25 pp., minimum) on a historical topic. The paper may be started in HIST 481 or another upper-division History class, and may require additional independent study credits to complete. A committee of three faculty members will judge whether the paper meets departmental standards for honors.
  • A Douglas Honors College thesis directed by a History faculty member will also complete this requirement.

Students who complete the above requirements will graduate with departmental honors. Please contact the Department Chair for more information.

Program Outcomes
For information on program outcomes, please go to: www.cwu.edu/mission/assessment-improvement/slo-assessment-plans

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: www.cwu.edu/history or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Minor


      History (HIST)

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