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History

History

Erskine’s history major prepares you for a wide range of careers including law, business, education, information management, ministry, and public service. Many history majors go on to earn graduate and professional degrees.

Through your studies, you will develop valuable skills in communication and critical thinking, both key assets in today’s workplace. You will also be equipped to read critically, write clearly, and research responsibly.

Degree Details

Erskine’s history program prepares you with a thorough knowledge of the past and its application to the present. Your studies will include courses in American history, world history, and research methods. You may also complete courses in diverse historical subjects, such as the Renaissance and Reformation, Africa in Modern Times, and Contemporary Global Issues in Historical Perspective.

Your studies will increase your understanding of cultural diversity, give you historical perspective on current events, and equip you to exercise ethical responsibility in our world today.

Faculty

Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A., George Mason University; Ph.D., University of Maryland Profile An avid world traveler from the Washington, D.C. area, Dr. Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah holds a Ph.D. in History from…

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John Harris

Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History B.S., M.A., Queens University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Profile Originally from Northern Ireland, John Harris earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at Queen’s University Belfast before immigrating…

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Alessandra Brivio

Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History B.A., Università degli Studi, Milan; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Matthew Cawvey

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Illinois Profile Dr. Matthew Cawvey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, invites Erskine students to share his interest in citizenship. Through…

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Corinne Gressang

Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History B.A., Grove City College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky Profile Dr. Corinne Gressang began working as an assistant professor of history at Erskine College in 2020, teaching European and Latin American history courses. She…

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