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History Program

The history program at Roosevelt University is committed to providing students with an awareness of the past that fosters an informed citizenry capable of building and sustaining democratic traditions. The program focuses on history from a local, national, and global perspective taught by a distinguished faculty specializing in European, Latin American, and United States cultural and social history and topics such as gender, labor, urban, film and history of medicine.

Prof. Chulos with Prof. Gellman with his new book
Prof. Chulos with Prof. Gellman with his new book
Philosophy Program

The philosophy program at Roosevelt University offers a complete undergraduate program in the history and problems of philosophy. A distinguished faculty specializes in film, environment, happiness and the philosophical works that inspired the American Founding. Course offerings provide the intensive education necessary for students planning to use a major in philosophy as the core of a liberal education, as well as for those intending to pursue graduate studies.

Presidents’ Day Lecture: Prof. David Lieberman (UC Berkeley), Jack Miller & Pamela Edwards (Jack Miller Center)
Presidents’ Day Lecture: Prof. David Lieberman (UC Berkeley), Jack Miller & Pamela Edwards (Jack Miller Center)
Art Program

The art program at Roosevelt University offers a minor that combines studio and lecture classes with the possibility of an internship in the community. Art courses at the advanced level emphasize transformation learning opportunities and the exploration of art and web-based forms of communication.

1000 Memories of 9/11 Project:  Prof. Elyse Koren-Camarra listens to student’s memories
1000 Memories of 9/11 Project: Prof. Elyse Koren-Camarra listens to student’s memories

Department of History and Philosophy

The Department of History and Philosophy offers programs of study leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, bachelor’s degree in philosophy, and minors in history, philosophy, and fine arts. Courses in history fulfill requirements in the following affiliated programs:

In addition to working closely with the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies,

A distinguished faculty teach an array of multidisciplinary courses that introduce students to cutting edge research as well as mission related instruction in social justice.

NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING MA PROGRAM IN FALL 2014.  These new requirements apply only to students entering the program in Fall 2014 or later.

FALL 2014:  The department office has moved (again)!  Find us in AUD 835.

Special Feature:  AHA interview with Professor Chris Chulos.

To learn about the various career options for history and philosophy majors, visit Roosevelt’s Office of Career Development.

Contact Information

430 South Michigan Avenue - AUD835
Chicago, IL 60605-1397

Shawn Dubay, Secretary
312-341-2155
sdubay@roosevelt.edu

Margaret Rung, Department Chair
312-341-3724
mrung@roosevelt.edu