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History at UCM

Understanding today's complex world and seeking the best vision for tomorrow.

M.A. in History at UCM

Explore the depths of history and discover new ways to think about the past.

Social Studiesat UCM

Explore innovative techniques and proven methods for a career in education.

Africana Studies at UCM

Discover multicultural contributions throughout history and inspire change.

Anthropology at UCM

Contribute to the rich diversity of the rapidly changing world.

Department of History, Anthropology, Africana Studies and Social Studies

Welcome to a dynamic department with diverse and far-reaching interests! Our faculty and students are working and studying people, places and time periods around the world, in Puerto Rico, Spain, France, Japan, Namibia, and even in Warrensburg itself. If you are interested in majoring or minoring in any of our programs, peruse the Prospective Students link or the Undergraduate Programs link, both on the left (or, on mobile, seen after tapping the three lines next to the department name above).

Upcoming department events are listed at the bottom on this page. Join is for free lectures, zoo trips, Anthro Club, History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta!

As you explore the information about our programs, curriculum, faculty, and student organzations, you'll discover a strong, diverse, and student-oriented department. Our Department Chair's greeting letter provides an overview of our strengths and what you can expect to find here as a student.


Please contact us to learn more.  Our office address is:


The Department of History and Anthropology
Wood Hall, Room. 136
Ph:  (660) 543-4404


Upcoming Department Events: Free!

Sept 20th: Dr. Cathleen Cahill, Associate Professor of History and OAH Distinguished Lecturer at Pennsylvania State University, will present "Who Fought for Women's Suggrage? A More Diverse View" in Union 240 at 7 pm. This presentation is supported by the Missouri Humanities Council.

Sept 21st: Anthro Club Game Night! We play Cards Against Anthropology and other nifty things. Place and time TBA

Sept 26th: Phi Alpha Theta Initiation will be in Union 238 at 4 pm. Dr. Tom Goldstein is the keynote speaker, addressing the question of "Why History Matters."

Sept 29th: "How to Get in to Grad School" Workshop, presented by the Anthropology faculty. If you are planning on applying for graduate school in 2017 or 2018, come to Wood 206 from 2:00 to 4 pm.

Oct 12th: Anthro Club "What Did You Do Last Summer" meeting, where students share their field experiences. Wood 206 at 6 pm

Oct 27th: "Managing Your Research Project" Workshop, presented by the Anthropology faculty. Doing original research is challenging for a lot of reasons. Learn to manage your project in Wood 206 from 2 to 4 pm.

Nov 7th: Dr. Hannah E. Marsh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCM, will present "What is Race? Humans and Biology," in Nahm Auditorium at 6 pm.

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