"The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day." -- David Foster Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "History is little else than a picture of human crimes and misfortunes." -Voltaire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "[A]ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it." -- Oscar Wilde                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "[H]istory... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and fortunes of mankind." -- Gibbon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "A country without a memory is a country of madmen." -- George Santayana                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future." -- Robert Penn Warren                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten." -- George Santayana                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Hope is the other side of history." -- Marcia Cavell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "At a certain point one ceases to defend a certain view of history; one must defend history itself." -- E. P. Thompson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Honest history is the weapon of freedom." -- A. M. Schlesinger, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler were born four days apart, like the joined forces of comedy and tragedy over the gaudy portals of Western civ." -- Andrei Codrescu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Everything is surprising, rightly seen." -- A. S. Byatt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "The individual appears for an instant, joins the community of thought, modifies it and dies; but the species, that dies not, reaps the fruit of his ephemeral existence." -- A.S. Byatt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        <-- "The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day." -- David Foster Wallace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -->

Welcome!



  1. Contact Information

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  3. Department Address:
  4. 430 Capers Hall
  5. The Citadel
  6. 171 Moultrie Street
  7. Charleston, SC 29409
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  9. Phone: (843) 953-5073
  10. Fax: (843) 953-7020
  11. Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm Weekdays
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  13. Chair:
  14. Katherine H. Grenier - (843) 953-5073
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  16. Director of Graduate Studies:
  17. Joelle Neulander - (843) 953-5064
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  19. Administrative Assistant:
  20. Kelley Kinney - (843) 953-5073

Cadet History Club and Phi Alpha Theta

If you are a cadet (any class, any major) with a passion for history (any period, any place), then join the Cadet History Club! Past activities of the Club have included movie screenings, day trips to historical sites in the Charleston area, and overnight trips to historical sites further afield.

Successful undergraduate history majors and graduate students are invited every spring to join the Citadel chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society for history students. Current cadet Phi Alpha Theta members may choose to operate as a club, with activities (including field trips). They may also make presentations of research at the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference.

For more information about our History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, contact the Department main office.



Academic Program Information


The Undergraduate Major

Are you are a Citadel undergraduate or prospective student who wants to be a History major? Here are two important resources to get you started: All requirements for the major, including descriptions of all standard courses in the major, are in this excerpt from the Cadet course catalog (2012-13). The expected four-year course of study is laid out in this other excerpt from the Cadet course catalog (2012-13). You should study both of these carefully and understand them well before meeting with an advisor or registering for courses.


Undergraduate Minor Programs

Are you a Citadel undergraduate or prospective student interested in taking a Minor in History? Learn about History Minor and its requirements from here.

Other undergraduate minor programs affiliated with our Department are African American Studies, East Asian Studies, International Relations, and Southern Studies.




Masters Program

Our Department administers a Masters program in History jointly with the Department of History of the College of Charleston. Learn more here.