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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography


Located on the RiverPark campus in uptown Columbus, Georgia, the department houses faculty with expertise in British, Asian, Latin American, African American, Medieval, Military and International, Native American and United States history. Courses in Urban Geography, Cultural Geography and Geographic Information Systems enhance the research and employment opportunities of our graduates. Class size is small, and faculty members advise all majors and remain actively involved in their academic progress. The department organizes trips to local and regional historical sites, and makes available to all students numerous internships and other learning opportunities.

News and Events


Department Newsletter, 2015


Job openings

Two faculty jobs openings in our department – deadline February 23, 2015

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in U.S. History, 1865-1945.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the Islamic World before 1500


Upcoming events  

Lecture, Dr. Gerald M. Greenfield - 2015 Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies

"Pariah to Saint: Cicero, Popular Religiosity and the Catholic Church in Modern Brazil"

Tuesday March 3, 12:30-1:30 pm, Spencer Event Hall, International House, Main Campus


Distinguished Speaker Wayne Patterson (Association for Asian Studies)

Korean Immigration to the United States, 1902-1905: A New Look at American and Japanese Policy"

Monday March 16, 2015, 7:30 pm

Spencer Event Hall, International House, Main Campus, CSU


"Korean Picture Brides and the Formation of a Korean Community in the United States, 1909-1924"

Tuesday March 17, 2015, 12:30 pm

Yancey 114, RiverPark, CSU


Brown Bag, Dr. Amanda Rees: "Reno-vation and Divorce Dude Ranching: The Emotional Geography of the Reno Divorce Colony, 1900-1950"

Thursday March 19, 12:30-1:30 pm, in Yancey 325


Extra "Writing for History Workshops" - requested by the students

"Chicago Style" – Wednesday April 8, 12:30-1:20 pm

Yancey 114 – (RiverPark)


"How to analyze a primary source – practice session" - Thursday April 9, 12:30-1:20 pm

Yancey 114 (RiverPark)


Interpreting Music and History: Stories of Consumption and Prohibition from the CSU Archives

Monday April 20, 2015, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

"Box" Studio Theatre - River Center


Study Abroad Programs

Ireland (June 18 to July 23, 2015)  - Dr. Gary Sprayberry - deadline March 2, 2015

HIST 3555/5575 Irish Struggle for Independence

HIST 2112: The Irish in America

For information see European Council of Georgia Waterford, Ireland program, or contact Dr. Gary Sprayberry For funding opportunities see CSU's Center for International Education

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