DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND WORLD PERSPECTIVES
224 Warner Hall
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Welcome to the website of the Department of History, Philosophy, and World Perspectives at Western! The department offers undergraduate and graduate students a range of exciting courses dedicated to debating the ever-evolving ideas, institutions and challenges that have shaped the human past and present. We currently offer courses in American, Latin American, Asian and European history. In addition to a major and minor in History, we also offer minors with specialized focuses: Urban Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, European History, American History and Middle Eastern Studies.
Danbury, Connecticut is an ideal location for exploring the past. It has been the site of indigenous cultures for millennia. The city was a colonial outpost, Revolutionary War battle site, and center of the US hat-making industry. Today, the greater Danbury and New York City areas provide unmatched museums, historic sites, research centers, and many fascinating internship opportunities for History students.
Western’s history majors receive a first-class liberal arts education and learn to think and read critically, write well, and plan and execute complex projects. A History degree prepares students for careers in politics, law, business, non-profits, the arts, public service or primary and secondary education or for graduate study in law, business, and humanities. Our alumni have succeeded in these fields and in others: https://www.wcsu.edu/history/alumni-news/