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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The History Department would like to share some good news about our current and former graduate students: Autumn Reisz had her poster proposal accepted for the 2014 meeting of the National Council on Public History; her proposed poster is on the work she did for her internship last summer. [Read More]
The UCF Public History Center in Sanford will host a screening of clips from the Emmy-winning documentary “Freedom Riders” as part of a Nov. 2 community discussion about equality under the law and the use of nonviolence to achieve change. [Read More]
Dr. Robert Cassanello, Associate Professor of History, was recently interviewed about his new book on New Books Network. Cassanello's To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville (University Press of Florida, 2013) explores the hostility to black political agency in rich detail, helping further our understanding of the post Civil War but pre- Civil Rights era in the South. [Read More]
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