When you minor in History, you gain a deep understanding of the past and how it shapes the present and future. You’ll study American and world history in several contexts, developing the critical thinking and analytical skills you’ll need for a successful career in teaching, government, community activism, business or law.
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What you’ll study:
American history, global history, writing.
What you can do:
Become a teacher, public servant, politician or lawyer.
- You’ll have an opportunity to intern your junior and senior years.
- The History program allows students to get to know their professors, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1.
- History is a good fit if you’re a curious thinker.
You could be...
While your major will be your primary focus of study, minors allow you to explore other interests and strengthen your future career prospects. Choosing a minor that complements your major helps in your search for a career. For example, a Business major may minor in Writing, which would signal strong communication skills to future employers, or a Nursing major could minor in Africana Studies or Latin American & Caribbean Studies, which would signal knowledge of these communities to future employers. The combinations are almost endless, so speak to a Humanities professor to see how a Humanities minor can build on your interests and strengthen your career.
- B.A.University of Puerto Rico
- M.A.Temple University
- Ph.D.University of Massachusetts
Ph.D. in Caribbean and Latin American History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Masters in Military and Diplomatic History from Temple University
B.A. in History from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
G.E.D. from the Departamento de Instruccción Pública de Puerto Rico
What I teach:
- Global History I and II
- Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Writing History
- Change Reform and Revolution in the Americas
Professor Fanqui-Rivera specializes in Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latino and Latin American History focusing on the 19th and 20th centuries. Among other interests he studies the condition of Puerto Rican veterans and service members and their impact in society; the role played by military service and institutions on nation-building projects and in the development of national identities; imperial-colonial relations, race, gender, class, and nation. He's also involved in Oral History and Digital Humanities Projects and in the production of short documentaries. He has several academic articles on these topics and two forthcoming books: Soldiers of the Nation: Military Service and Modern Puerto Rico, 1868-1952. University of Nebraska Press. Fighting on Two Fronts: The Experience of the Puerto Rican Soldiers in the Korean War. Centro Press. He is a published author, public intellectual, cultural critic, and blogger. He blogs and publishes in academic and news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Centro Voices, Latino Rebels, 80 Grados, Focaal, Process: A Blog for American History, and U.S. Studies Online. He served for over a decade in the U.S. Army and the National Guard and Reserve. His academic work can be found at http://www.academia.edu/. “History is not a Walt Disney production.” HFR
- B.A.SUNY At Geneseo
- M.A.SUNY At Brockport
- Ph.D.SUNY At Binghamton
Laura Warren Hill
Ph.D., US and African American History. Binghamton University, 2010
Dissertation: Strike the Hammer While the Iron is Hot: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, NY, 1940-1970
M.A. US History. The State University of New York College at Brockport, 2001
B.A. History and English. Minor in Women's Studies. The State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1998
What I teach:
- US History I and II
- African American History I and II
- Intro to Africana Studies
- Food History and Contemporary Food Issues
- The Global Black Power Movement
- The Civil Rights Movement and Women in the Civil Rights Movement
- Social Policy and the Poor
- Writing History
- Senior Capstone
Laura Warren Hill is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the History Department. She specializes in African American History and Africana Studies and teaches classes that focus on the history of race, gender, class, and social movements. She is currently working on a book entitled, Strike the Hammer While the Iron is Hot: The Black Freedom Struggle in Rochester, NY, 1940-1970 (Cornell University Press). Her past publications include an edited collection, The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and Corporate Responsibility in Postwar America and several articles on Malcolm X in Rochester, NY. Professor Hill encourages all students to take classes in History and Africana Studies so they might better understand the course of their own lives.
- B.A., M.A.Temple University
- Ph.D.C.U.N.Y. Grad Center
- B.A.William Paterson University
- M.A.Drexel University