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Professor Brian Nance

 With it's primary goal as the discovery and communication of historical knowledge, the History Department offers a B.A. in History, and Minors in History, in Anthropology, and in Peace and Conflict Studies. Our Core Curriculum courses provide historical training for all Coastal in American, European, and World History, as well as in Anthropology. We train over 200 Majors and Minors in the methods of historical research, creative inquiry, and articulate writing, and provide specialized training such as internships, Senior Theses, and other services to high-acheiving students as preparation for graduate school and other professional jobs. We support collaborative learning among faculty, students, colleagues and the educated public across the state, country and world. The Department houses the Waccamaw Center for Cultural and Historical Studies, the Laurence B. and Jane P. Clark Chair in History, and the Burroughs Research Fund. Through these and other collaborative interdisciplinary arrangements, we pursue greater learning through community outreach programs, public lectures, and continuing education.








                                                                BigSURS Award Winning Papers

Amber Eckersley’s paper was awarded one of four prized for best undergraduate research on the subject “Realism:  Painting in the Early American Republic.”  Desmond Wallace’s paper, “Mr. Jefferson’s War?” was one of seven finalists in the undergraduate research competition. Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honors Society in History; since 2001, Coastal’s Psi Mu Chapter members have presented more than 80 papers at national and regional Phi Alpha Theta conferences.  For more information on Phi Alpha Theta, please contact faculty adviser Dr. John Navin, jnavin@coastal.edu."


                                                                     Palmer to Lead Korea Trip

This program uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Korean and East Asian history to introduce participants to Northeast Asian philosophy, religion, politics, history, and sociology, all of which have distinct local Korean interpretations. Faculty participating in Dr. Palmer’s trip teach at various liberal arts universities and colleges across the country, including Colorado College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, Wellesley College, Drury College, Vassar College, Union College, and Bard College.