Points of Pride

The UIS History Program proudly boasts:

Our StudentsStudents meet to pore over various antiques.

Learning experiences available to history students 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 & StaffDr. Siles examines an antiquated text with a student.

We have experts in the following areas:

  • U.S. History
  • Imperial Russia
  • Modern European history
  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Japanese History
  • Women’s History
  • American Diplomatic History
  • Comparative Religion
  • Nineteenth-century American Material Life
  • Middle East
  • Public History
  • Lincoln and the Civil War Era

We have authors, museum directors, and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Abraham Lincoln and leadership.

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


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