“History is to the nation as memory is to the individual. As persons deprived of memory become disoriented and lost, not knowing where they have been and where they are going, so a nation denied a conception of the past will be disabled in dealing with its present and its future.”
—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (2007)

Introduction to the Department

Ohio Wesleyan offers a broad range of U.S., European, Pacific Asian, and Latin American history courses. You have a great deal of creativity and flexibility in creating a program that suits your personal and historical interests, whether by taking listed courses or pursuing independent studies with individual faculty.

In addition to learning about the past from a variety of perspectives, you also develop strengths in research, analysis, writing, and speaking – skills necessary and valuable to any future career, whether in education, government, business, publishing, journalism, the legal profession or public history.


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Available Minors

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Elliott Hall 110
Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3630
F 740-368-3653
E kafrisso@owu.edu

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Chair: Michael Flamm
Office: Elliott 110E
Telephone: 740-368-3634
Email: mwflamm@owu.edu

Secretary: Kathy Frissora
Office: Elliott Hall 110
Telephone: 740-368-3631
Email: kafrisso@owu.edu