In the interview, Dr. Ma speaks about the Lunar New Year event at the Tivoli.
Welcome to the Department of History
Everything has a history. From sugar to science, from the Colosseum in Rome to the ruins of Mesa Verde.
MSU Denver History students study our vivid past, different world regions, themes, and time periods with world-class historians and dedicated teachers, in small class settings.
“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The history program was essential in helping me develop the skills that I need for my career. The coursework challenged me to implement a critical lens and formulate complex arguments. I learned about the power structures that impact marginalized communities and how historical context can be used to inspire social justice work. Having faculty that were invested in my academic and professional success motivated me to pursue opportunities that I would have never previously considered.
The History Program at MSU Denver was a FANTASTIC experience. It gave me a unique set of skills, including deep critical thought and application that prepared me for my career. Most importantly, I developed an understanding for unique cultures around the country and world which allows me to recruit and coach players from all different backgrounds.
The MSU Denver history department empowered me to understand how history is crafted. The department has top notch professors and classes, and they guided me through my course plan, and I was able to graduate Cum Laude because of them
The MSU Denver History department challenged me to be a better writer and to do better research. They pushed me hard for excellence but also nurtured me along the way. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to complete my Master’s without them. Thank you to the entire faculty! Check out the Red article about Joshua's work here!
The History staff is dedicated in and out of the classroom. When I was an undergrad at MSU Denver, I would stay after hours exchanging historical conversations with my different advisors in their office and was thrilled that they were open to talking about history outside the classroom. I have also continued relationships with my advisors there popping in to say hello when I was in town.
Every time I asked a professor, or my advisor, or someone at the front desk of the office I felt 100% supported. The whole time I was getting my history degree everyone made me feel like my achievement was their priority.
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Highlights in History
She will speak about her recent book, “Borderlands Curanderos: The Worlds of Santa Teresa Urrea and Don Pedrito Jaramillo.”
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What can you do with a History degree?
Our graduates have found careers in law, business, politics, journalism, teaching and museum work thanks to transferable skills the Department of History fosters.
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History Department Contact Information
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Central Classroom Building, Room 211
Department of History
1201 5th St., Campus Box 27
Denver, CO 80204