John Enyeart

Associate professor of history

John Enyeart

Looking at the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, John Enyeart talks about its connection to labor history.

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Learning Through Experience

The department of history is featured on the American Historical Association's Historians TV website. This video highlights how the faculty are dedicated to experiential learning, working closely with students to provide them with the necessary tools for pursuing their own independent investigations of the past.

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History majors must take a minimum of  eight History courses, including at least one 300-level seminar taken during the senior year as a Culminating Experience,

Travel back in time, and become ready to alter the future -- for the better, of course. Study history to understand the nature, advantages, and struggles of human societies in different times and places.

In Bucknell's history program you will learn to think critically, argue logically, write analytically and make cross-cultural comparisons. These are skills you'll be able to use in any career!

Did You Know?


About 700 students are enrolled in history courses per year.

Bucknell offers both a major and a minor in history.

Bucknell history professors teach a common course, offering students an opportunity to study together and learn "the historians' craft."

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Martha Verbrugge

Professor

Martha Verbrugge

My research connects debates over health and physical activity to the general history of racial discrimination, the civil rights movement, and scientific and popular concepts of 'blackness' in 20th-century America.

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David Del Testa

Associate Professor

David Del Testa

I want students to have a good appreciation of historical narrative and the way that people have thought about history, that there isn't just one way to tell a story.

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Hands-on Experience


Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

History majors often enhance their studies by spending a summer, semester or year abroad through one of Bucknell's own "in" programs or through one of many approved programs around the world. 

Research

Undergraduate Research

History majors at Bucknell collaborate closely with faculty mentors in their research, while at the same time shaping their own methodologies, foci, questions and answers. Selected students work on honors thesis which are sometimes published or recognized by national organizations.

Internships

Internships

Internships provide history majors with career experience and opportunities to apply and refine their knowledge and skills. Recently, history majors have interned at:

  • Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives
  • Kenneth Cole
  • National Archives and Records Administration
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