Jun 16, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Chair: Kariann A. Yokota
Program Assistant: Tabitha Fitzpatrick
Undergraduate Advisor: Chris Agee
Graduate Advisor: Ryan Crewe
Office: Academic Building One, 1201 Larimer St., Room 3102
Telephone: 303-315-1776
Fax: 303-315-1780


Pamela W. Laird, PhD, Boston University
Thomas J. Noel, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Associate Professors:
Gabriel Finkelstein, PhD, Princeton University
Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD, University of Iowa
Carl E. Pletsch, PhD, University of Chicago
Kariann A. Yokota, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professors:
Christopher Agee, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Ryan Crewe, PhD, Yale University
Xiaojia Hou, PhD, Cornell University
Dale J. Stahi, PhD, Columbia University
William E. Wagner, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Senior Instructors:
James E. Fell, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Richard D. Smith, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Kelly Palmer, PhD, Michigan State University
Christine Sundberg, MA, University of Colorado Denver

Assistant Professors, Clinical Teaching Track:
Rebecca Hunt, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
John G. Whitesides, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Emeritus Professors:
Frederick S. Allen, PhD, Harvard University
Mary S. Conroy, PhD, Indiana University
Mark S. Foster, PhD, University of Southern California
Myra L. Rich, PhD, Yale University
James B. Whiteside, PhD, University of Colorado
James B. Wolf, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

The special responsibility of historical studies is understanding the past. History courses integrate many branches of knowledge, cutting across the lines of the social sciences and the humanities, and even the natural sciences. Identifying forces of stability and processes of change, history students develop their research, writing and analytical skills, which serve them well beyond their university years.

Undergraduate Information

Please click here  for more information about the requirements for the Major in History.

Please click here  for more information about the requirements for the Minor in History.


Students may qualify for internships with the Center for Colorado and the West, Colorado State Historical Society, Historic Denver, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Colorado Railroad Museum, the National Park Service and other historical institutions to earn credit and experience.

Honors Program

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in their history classes are encouraged to complete an honors thesis to achieve a degree awarded with Latin honors: cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude. Students must prepare and submit a research paper for honors review by a faculty committee.

Historical Studies Journal

Since 1983, CU Denver students in history have published this illustrated journal showcasing the most outstanding original research done each year by history students.

Graduate Information

Please go to the Graduate catalog to read about our graduate programs.