Oct 26, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Department of History

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Troy Davis, chair
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 303
Phone: (936) 468-3802
Fax: (936) 468-2478
P.O. Box 13013, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Email: tdavis@sfasu.edu
Web: sfasu.edu/history


Regents Professor
Jere L. Jackson (1996-97)

Court P. Carney, Philip E. Catton, Dana Cooper, Troy Davis, E. Deanne Malpass, Stephen R. Taaffe

Associate Professors
Robert B. Allen, Mark Barringer, Jennifer Beisel, Randi Cox, Andrew Lannen, Brook Poston, Paul Sandul, Scott Sosebee

Assistant Professors
Aryendra Chakravartty, Aaron Moulton, Samuel Sutherland

Lisa Bentley, Long Bao Bui, Suparna Chakraborty, Hunter Hampton


The Department of History serves a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body by offering a wide variety of courses, seminars and individual studies. In addition, the department plays an active role in historical activities beyond the university by participating in historical associations, preservation, public speaking, research and writing, and by serving as a community resource for historical matters, particularly those relating to the East Texas region. The department’s programs are designed to enable graduates to explore and prepare for exciting careers, including, but not limited to, museums, archival or historic preservation, cultural resources management, government service, law, business, and education.

In particular, the history department enables students to achieve the following objectives:

  • Acquire the knowledge of history, skill at historical analysis, and sensitivity to historical and social forces needed for lifelong intellectual and aesthetic enrichment.
  • Gain, through the study of history, an understanding of the social, political and ethical dimensions of the human condition, as well as the critical-thinking skills necessary for responsible citizenship in a representative democracy.
  • Develop the skill, knowledge and capacity for continuous learning required for career success in a constantly changing national and global environment.

Together, the SFA history department faculty, staff and students strive to promote historical knowledge, an essential mark of a mature individual. “Not to know what happened before one was born,” wrote Cicero, “is to always be a child.”

History Honor Society

Membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, is open to undergraduate students who have 12 semester hours of history, a 3.1 GPA in all history courses, and an overall 3.0 GPA in all other courses.

Course Credit

Unless otherwise indicated, courses carry three semester credit hours, three hours lecture per week.



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