The Department of History at Hampden-Sydney College offers a breadth of courses by region, time period, and theme. To help you pursue your interests in history, the department emphasizes our particular strengths with Pathways.
Pathways are not required for the major or minor in history. Instead, they suggest how you can combine courses to study a particular theme. Such combinations provide perspective and deepen your understanding by drawing on courses from different time periods, on different parts of the world, or with different historical approaches. You could take as many, or as few, courses in a path as you wish.
Each pathway has an overview of the theme, plus a list of relevant courses we plan to offer in the upcoming three years.