Academic Information

The history program at College of DuPage offers courses that help students better understand the ever-changing world and their place in it. These courses form a central part of the foundation of any college education, whether a student intends to complete an Associates or Certificate at COD or transfer to a 4-year school.

We are proud to offer a wide range of courses. These include introductory surveys in U.S. history and Western Civilization, broad area studies of Asia, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Latin America, and more focused classes on topics such as the History of Terrorism, African American History, Native American History, World War II and the Holocaust, and the American Revolution. All of our classes include vital reading and writing components, and students should be aware that 2000 level classes generally require considerably more, and more advanced, reading and writing than 1000 level classes.

Different programs and transfer schools have different requirements, but students are generally encouraged to begin with a 1000 level class in a topic they are interested in.

Resources - Career Options

The American Historical Association (AHA) has a part of its website dedicated to career development for history majors.

Potential Program Majors

Potential history majors are strongly encouraged to consult with one of the faculty members listed below early in their first year to plan out an appropriate course of study.


If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the faculty member you wish to reach:

V. Sam Mitrani
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433B, (630) 942-3131

Brian Moran
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433D, (630) 942-3044

John Paris
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433F, (630) 942-2064

Maria Ritzema
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433, (630) 942-3283 

W. Ben Whisenhunt
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2433C, (630) 942-3144

Contact Information

Liberal Arts Division Office
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-2047


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