The History Department at the University of Central Florida offers students an excellent opportunity to cultivate analytical, reading, and writing skills while enhancing their knowledge of history and its role in today's society. Students interested in the professions of law, education, library sciences, public history, international affairs, and public policy will find in history a valuable and rewarding learning experience. The UCF History Department is also home to the Florida Historical Quarterly.
The Department of History is expanding its Public History program to focus on new media and cultural heritage management—areas that build on the strength of UCF's location in the greater Orlando metropolitan area. Our first priority is to bring new energy to our M.A. program by turning our public history track into a stand-alone master's degree. In addition, we are infusing our undergraduate program with hands-on, publicly engaged research opportunities. [Read More]
The Middle Eastern Studies Minor at UCF is a great option for history students who have an interest in international affairs. Students who are interested in marketing themselves for international companies or graduate school would greatly benefit from minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. The minor has no prerequisite and only 18 credit hours to complete. For more information, please explore the Middle Eastern Studies Department page or contact Dr. Hakan Ozoglu at email@example.com.
From Fall 2013-Fall 2016, the Public History Center will present programming on the civil rights movement, focusing on themes such as equality under the law and the power of the individual to make change.
Civil Rights Programming at the Public History Center
Thursday, March 13, 2014; 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday, March 29, 2014; 9:30am - 11:00am
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The film The Committee won the award for Best Documentary at the Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford on Feb. 15. The Committee was directed by faculty members Lisa Mills and Robert Cassanello. [Read More]
Dr. Rosalind Beiler, Director of Public History was recently honored with the Life @ UCF Women Faculty Excellence in Academic Partnership Award. The award honors faculty who are currently running academic partnerships in the Central Florida region. [Read More]
UCF history graduate students presented their podcast series, A History of Central Florida at the Florida Conference of Historians recently held in St. Augustine, FL. A History of Central Florida is a 50 episode series chronicling the history of Central Florida from 9,000 BCE until the present. [Read More]
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