History Department

The History Majors Committee is a resource for students and faculty alike to help organize events and communicate ideas to improve the History program at Wes! We organize film screenings, thesis coffee hours, and even helped shape the module system. We are a group of students who are really excited about History and are here to help!


Why Are You Majoring in History?

Sadie Renjilian '17:  I am a History and German Studies major, and my modules are Contemporary History and Social Movements and Revolution.  My interests are German History and Social Protest Movements in the US, with an emphasis on racial conflict. I chose to be a history major because my favorite teacher of all time was a history major at Wesleyan, and it seemed like a good path to follow! I love reading and class debates so it was an easy decision to make! The best thing I'm getting from being a history major is spending time with other people who share my passion and don't shy away from an intense discussion. The professors, without fail, are committed, smart, witty, and great class presences. I've also learned to love spending time in the archives or buried in dusty old books!