Points of Pride

The UIS History Program proudly boasts:

Our Students

Learning experiences available to history studentsStudents learning about flag conservation. include:

  • A wide range of courses
  • Regular classroom courses
  • Online courses
  • Small class sizes that offer more individualized instruction
  • Independent study and tutorials
  • Applied study internships at libraries, archives, historic sites, and other institutions, particularly in state government

In addition, students also have the following opportunities:

  • Teacher certification
  • Participation in professional organizations like Phi Alpha Theta
  • Access to significant local sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Lincoln’s home and other Lincoln-related sites, a home built by Frank Lloyd Wright, and other points of interest
  • Fun events and trips to historical sites with the UIS History Club
  • The political advantage of our location in Illinois’s capital city

Our Faculty & Staff

We have experts in the following areas:

  • U.S. history
  • Dr. Barnwell explaining Middle East studies to studentWomen’s history
  • Modern European and Russian history
  • East Asian history
  • Public history
  • American diplomatic history
  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Nineteenth-century American material life
  • Middle East
  • Comparative Religions

We have authors, museum directors, one of the nation’s foremost experts on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era, and one of the nation’s foremost experts on twentieth-century diplomatic history.

In addition to our Faculty, we also have tremendous individuals who work to make the History Program a better institution for all:

  • Our Program Secretary
  • Our Online History Coordinator
  • Our Graduate Assistant