Student compares historic sites in Greece and the Bahamas

After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten '12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites. Read More

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Department of History

Our coursework focuses on European and U.S./Latin American history, but Cornell's small size and One Course At A Time schedule make these traditional concentrations far from ordinary. Our courses easily integrate films, field trips, in-depth discussions, and focused projects such as documentary film-making. Students also have the flexibility to pursue block-long off-campus courses, internships, and more.

History faculty and courses contribute to a number of interdisciplinary majors, including ethnic studies, international relations, Latin American studies, and Russian studies.