About the Department
The Department of History includes over 30 faculty members, 400 History majors, and more than 100 M.A. and Ph.D. students. We train executives, lawyers, politicians, educators, preservationists, and tomorrow’s historians. Rich regional resources and acclaimed research centers ensure Temple a prominent voice in global conversations about the past.
When I chose to major in history at the start of my undergraduate career, I was certain I would be going to law school and becoming a lawyer. When I changed my mind about that in my sophomore year, I knew I would stick with history because I loved it. I graduated from Temple in…
During my first semester at Temple University, I enrolled in a course with Dr. Peter Gran and learned immediately that History was not about memorizing dates or knowing about the major players during “important” events. History, instead, is about asking the right questions. By learning how to ask pertinent questions, you learn the other skills…