Welcome to the History Department of California State University, Chico, located on the top floor of Trinity Hall in the heart of the campus. We are a community engaged in that most serious and intellectually rewarding of pursuits, the study of the past, the living past, that continues to shape our present and our future.
In this Web site you will find information about both our course offerings, how to become a history major or minor, as well as about our graduate program and our certificate in public history. Browsing our faculty biographies you will discover why our faculty is one of the most honored on campus for its scholarship, teaching, and service. You can also learn about our vibrant student organizations.
Of course, please feel free as well to stop by Trinity Hall and visit us.
For videos of recent History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions click here
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Summer Session 2013
Need to get History 130 or History 102 out of the way before next fall? The History Department can help. There is one online section of History 102 still open, June 3 to June 27 and one in-class section of History 130 open, from July 29 to August 20. Sign up now! Here's the link
Department of History Newsletter
Through History News we hope to reach the community of Chico State history alumni, current students, and friends of the department, informing them of the works and days of our faculty but also asking to hear of their news and views. History News (pdf).