Charles A. Dana Professor of History and Politics, Chair of History and Politics
Converse’s History and Politics department offers separate majors and minors in both history and politics. Many students double major in both disciplines. We offer the full range of courses in American, European and non-Western history, as well as political science courses in American government, political theory, comparative politics and international relations.
Beyond traditional offerings, we offer unique special topics courses including:
- Empires of the Caribbean
- Duels, Disease, and Disaster: Death in 19th Century America
- International Terrorism and Political Violence
- Women’s Lives in Asia and Africa
- History of Disease
- Politics of Climate Change
Interactive and exciting, the study of history and politics at Converse provides a strong academic foundation. History and politics majors have the opportunity to participate in study travel programs, competitive simulations and research programs.
Discover more about our undergraduate and graduate degrees through the links below, and then contact us for a campus visit.
Courage to Try New Things: The Journey of Kaylee Boalt ’14
Written by Kaylee Boalt ’14 (Nisbet Scholar) If you had told me eleven years ago as a freshman Model Arab League (MAL) student that I would now be seven years …
Dr. Elder’s Book Spotlighted in New York Times
Dr. Elder’s newest book, Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss, was featured in a recent New York Times story. The New York Times article explores …
Violins of Hope: Converse Celebrates Music and the Human Spirit
History students, the Petrie School of Music, Associate Professor of History Dr. Angela Elder, Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola Dr. Courtney LeBauer, and Associate Professor of Theatre Meg Hanna …
School of Humanities, Sciences & Business
Our programs will introduce you to different approaches to the questions confronting us in the increasingly complicated landscape of professional and personal opportunity that awaits you.