Apr 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Chair: Christopher L. Agee
Program Assistant: Tabitha Fitzpatrick
Undergraduate Advisor: William Wagner
Graduate Advisor: Ryan Crewe
Office: Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer St., Room 3102
Telephone: 303-315-1776
Fax: 303-315-1780


Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD, University of Iowa
Thomas J. Noel, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Associate Professors:
Christopher Agee, PhD, University of California, Berkeley 
Ryan Crewe, PhD, Yale University
Gabriel Finkelstein, PhD, Princeton University 
Kariann A. Yokota, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professors:
Dale J. Stahl, PhD, Columbia University
William Wagner, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Senior Instructors:
James E. Fell, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Richard D. Smith, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Brandon Mills PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Christine Sundberg, MA, University of Colorado Denver

Associate Professors, Clinical Teaching Track:
Rebecca Hunt, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder


Assistant Professors, Clinical Teaching Track:
John G. Whitesides, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Emeritus Professors:
Frederick S. Allen, PhD, Harvard University 

Mary S. Conroy, PhD, Indiana University
Pamela W. Laird, PhD, Boston University
Carl E. Pletsch, PhD, University of Chicago
Myra L. Rich, PhD, Yale University
James B. Whiteside, PhD, University of Colorado
James B. Wolf, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles 

The special responsibility of historical studies is understanding the past. History courses integrate many branches of knowledge, cutting across the lines of the social sciences and the humanities, and even the natural sciences. Identifying forces of stability and processes of change, history students develop their research, writing and analytical skills, which serve them well beyond their university years.

Undergraduate Information

Please click here  for more information about the requirements for the Major in History.

Please click here  for more information about the requirements for the Minor/Online Minor in History.

Please click here  for more information about the requirements for the Immigration Studies Certificate.



Students may qualify for internships to earn credit and experience. Students may pursue internships in public policy, law, social work, community organizing, journalism, teaching, and a variety of other job fields. Students interested in pursuing an internship in their chosen job field should speak with the Undergraduate Advisor. Students interested in working in historical institutions can apply for positions with the Center for Colorado and the West, Colorado State Historical Society, Historic Denver, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the National Park Service.

Honors Program

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in their upper-division history classes are encouraged to submit their HIST 4839 (History Seminar) thesis papers to achieve a degree awarded with Latin honors: cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude. Eligible students will submit their thesis papers to the Undergraduate Advisor for review by the Undergraduate Honors Committee. 

Historical Studies Journal

Since 1983, CU Denver students in history have published this illustrated journal showcasing the most outstanding original research done each year by history students.

Graduate Information

Please go to the Graduate catalog to read about our graduate programs.