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History, Political Science & Philosophy

Chair's Corner

Dr. David Coles Dr. David Coles, Chair

One of the Largest Departments at Longwood

With approximately 300 history and political science majors, the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy is one of the largest at Longwood University. Students can choose from a number of concentrations in history and political science, or earn a minor in those two disciplines, as well as in philosophy. 

Qualified Faculty & Student Success

Our faculty have PhDs from leading universities throughout the United States, and in addition to teaching a variety of upper level classes and survey classes, they continue to undertake scholarly activities in their areas of specialty. Our students have completed internships at many prestigious institutions and, following their graduation from Longwood, an increasing number have gone on to earn graduate degrees in the US and Europe. 

Department Pride

We are proud of our department and find that our students are as well. Look for frequent updates to the website and feel free to contact myself or other members of the department if you should have any questions about our programs.

Dr. David Coles, Chair
colesdj@longwood.edu

 

Longwood History major Courtenay Kelly teaches during her study abroad experience in Africa.

 
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  • Guest Lecture on Military Strategy

    Follow Me Poster (from UNT Digital Library

    The department is hosting a guest lecture Wednesday, 20 April, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, in Wygal Auditorium.  Come hear Doug Thomas, a Vietnam War veteran, speak on "The Evolution of the Strategy of War."

     
  • Pre-Law Society recognized by The Rotunda for its fast-track to impressive results

    Pre-Law Society Recognition

    In November 2015, the Pre-Law Club won the Best New Student Organization for 2014-2015. The club formed in Spring 2015 and within one semester already had a full slate of activities and accomplishments. The club has hosted four law schools, Jason Harbour (a corporate lawyer), as well as Kaplan for those interested in studying for the LSAT.

    Now The Rotunda has featured the society and how it embodies the traits of citizen-leaders at the heart of Longwood's educational vision.

     
  • Alumni successes profiled in our Spotlight section. Check it out! Tell us your story!