Points of Pride
The UIS History Program proudly boasts:
A wide range of learning experiences available to all history students, both on campus and online:
- Small class sizes that offer individualized instruction and close interaction with students and professors.
- An online program that offers the same quality instruction as on campus taught by the same professors.
- A rigorous, wide ranging curriculum that features courses taught by professors who are experts in their fields and award-winning, innovative teacher-scholars.
- Access to significant local historical 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.
- Awards and scholarship to support our students.
- Opportunities to present and publish scholarship.
- Study Abroad
- Independent studies and tutorials
- Applied study internships at libraries, archives, historic sites, and other institutions, particularly in state government
- Teacher certification
- Participation in professional organizations like Phi Alpha Theta
- Fun events and trips to historical sites with the UIS History Club
- Our location in Illinois’s capital city
We have experts in the following areas:
- U.S. history
- Abraham Lincoln and the civil war
- Women’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
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