Location: Modular 1 (Parking Lot 7)
Phone: (239) 590-7417
Florida Gulf Coast University
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Welcome to the Florida Gulf Coast University History Program’s webpage! Whether you are already part of our program, considering History as your major or minor, or considering our M.A. program, we thank you for your interest.
On our site you will find answers to your questions concerning our undergraduate and graduate programs, course descriptions, faculty members, and opportunities to participate in History program events. If you have any questions about the FGCU History program, please feel free to contact me.
The History faculty teaches a wide-variety of courses reflecting the major chronological and topical areas in history. Our class sizes are conductive to discussion and each student has the opportunity - and is encouraged - to bring his or her ideas to the table. In addition to discussion, we emphasize analytical and critical thinking through intensive writing and the development of research skills. Many of our undergraduate students participate in the Florida Conference of Historians held each year. We have a very active Phi Alpha Theta chapter and significant FACEBOOK presence. Some of our majors/minors have gone on to graduate study at top universities throughout the nation. Other history graduates have gone on to success in jobs around the world.
Mike Cole, the Graduate Program leader, will dicuss our M.A. in History below. We are excited about the program and many of our graduates go on to teach in community colleges, enroll in doctoral programs, or further their careers in secondary education.
Our faculty’s passion for History is apparent, but unabashed. Again welcome; and we hope to see you in the classroom in the upcoming semester.
All the best,
Erik D. Carlson, Ph.D.
History Program Leader
Associate Professor of History