History Department

History Department

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.

Watch videos of recent History Public Lectures, Cowden Memorial Speakers, and History Roundtable discussions(opens in new window).

History Department Announcements

Sign Up for Mandatory Advising!

The History Department requires all majors to consult with a faculty advisor before enrolling for courses for Spring 2020. The mandatory advising period for majors will begin on Monday, October 7 for students in the Social Science Pre-Credential Option; General History majors will begin mandatory advising on Monday, Oct. 14.

 For General History majors, please sign up on this google doc (Google Sheet). Your name will be listed next to your assigned advisor.

 For students in the Social Science Pre-Credential option, please sign up to meet with Dr. Livingston on this google doc (Google Sheet).

Stonewall Riot Timeline Exhibit and Interactive Display
Molly Hamilton wins first place in the undergraduate category at the Northern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta
Molly Hamilton presenting
Jeanette Adame wins the university's Outstanding Thesis Award

Jeanette Adame standing in front of Azaleas

History Club Field Trip Fall 2018

Students stand outside of the Empire Mine

Empire Mine State Historic Park

Students stand in Malakoff-Diggins Historic State Park

Malakoff Diggins Historic State Park

History Club Field Trip Spring 2018

History Club members gathered for photo with the San Francisco Bay in the the background