University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of History | University of Illinois Archives

Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of History

Historical Note:

<p class='main'>In 1867, the Committee on Courses of Study and Faculty recommended a course and professorship in history and social science.<a href='#ftn1'><sup>1</sup></a> A professorship of history and courses in general history were established at the University within the School of English and Modern Languages in 1871.<a href='#ftn2'><sup>2</sup></a> In 1894, the History Department was established as a separate unit of the University.<a href='#ftn3'><sup>3</sup></a> In 1907, the Trustees approved a Ph.D. program in history.<a href='#ftn4'><sup>4</sup></a> The departments of history at both the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses offer undergraduate and graduate work in American, Ancient, English, European, Latin American, Near Eastern, and Far Eastern history.<a href='#ftn5'><sup>5</sup></a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn1'>1.�  Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, 1867-68, pp. 50, 62.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn2'>2.�  Ibid., 6th Report, March 12, 1872, p. 55.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn3'>3.�  Ibid., 17th Report, March 13, 1894, p. 229.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn4'>4.�  Ibid., 24th Report, June 10, 1907, p. 133.</a></p>

<p class='note'><a name='ftn5'>5.�  Undergraduate Programs Catalogs, 1973-75, p. 292; and Graduate Programs Catalogs, 1973-75, p. 236.</a></p>

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