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
And find us on Facebook
And just for fun "19 things only a history major will understand"
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).
History Department Summer Classes
We are offering History 102: Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations, History 103: US History (3 sections), History 305: Catastrophes and History, and History 326: Modern European Women's History this summer. All fully online. For the schedule of classes click this link
High Stakes and High Seas: The Race to Invent the World’s First Chronometer
Dava Sobel, the author of the best-selling book Longitude, a classic in the history of science and technology, will be giving a talk, "High Stakes and High Seas:
The Race to Invent the World’s First Chronometer" on campus this Thursday, April 17 from 4-5pm in PAC 134. See http://www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum/index.shtml