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The History Department

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Welcome to the History Department!

The study of history has long been a cornerstone of the liberal arts. This has certainly been true at Pomona College. For more than a century, the History Department has offered diverse and challenging classes, providing generations of students enrichment, support, context, and perspective for whatever their chosen academic pathway. Grounding students in the disciplined study of the human past, the history curriculum fosters students' development in the foundational skills of reading, writing, and research, while exposing them to the valuable perspective of time and place.

History majors pursue creative, critical, and analytical studies in a program emphasizing both breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding. In consultation with their advisors, students pursue a pathway largely reflective of their interests. Balanced between the comparative study of the human experience in varied regions of the globe, and a focused inquiry in one region or theme, history majors are critical analysts with evolved research skills, well-equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.  In addition to advanced graduate study, majors and minors often pursue careers in education, public affairs, the law, and business.

We invite you to learn more about our department by exploring our website.

Faculty
Name/ContactTitleProfileWebPhoneLocation
Tomas Summers Sandoval Jr.Department Chair (909) 607-2916Mason Hall 125
Staff
Name/ContactTitlePhoneLocation
Gina Brown-PettayAcademic Department Coordinator for History/German and Russian (909) 607-3075Mason 120-A

Mailing AddressPomona College, History, 550 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 607-3075

Campus LocationMason Hall