History, Political Science & Philosophy
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 universities throughout the United States and England, 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.
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
Department Celebrates with May 2013 Graduates
Emeritus professor Marshall Hall passes away at 82
The Department has learned with great sadness of the death of one of its long-time stalwarts: Associate Professor Emeritus Marshall Hall. A fuller reflection on Prof. Hall's achievements and many contributions is in our News Section. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, 7-9pm, at Puckett Funeral Home, then a graveside service on Saturday at 2pm in Westview Cemetery with a reception to follow.
Longwood Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta Inducts 2013 Members
Inductees after the 2013 Ceremony. See our news section for names and the full photo.