Welcome to the History Department!

Student Assistant Needed!

The Department office is looking for a temporary Student Assistant for the Fall 2018 semester. Deadline to apply is Mon, May 7th!
Detailed Job Description

Mediocre Movie Night!

Join Dr. Samuel Cohen for a movie so historically accurate you will think you are watching a History Channel Documentary!
Pizza and snacks provided.
Wed, May 9th, 6pm - Darwin 107

Faculty News

Dr. Amy Kittelstrom's new book,

The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition

Dr. Steve Estes new book,

Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement


The Department of History at Sonoma State University offers courses in US, European, Asian, and Latin American history in addition to courses with regional and thematic approaches. The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in history and a minor in history. After completing their degrees in history, undergraduates enter careers in a variety of fields including law, government, teaching, journalism, business, academia, and the non-profit sector. Graduate students pursue careers in education, museum curatorship, librarianship with some continuing their historical studies on the PhD level.

We welcome inquiries about our undergraduate and graduate programs, and we appreciate your interest in the study of history at Sonoma State.

Programs Offered


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