From the Chair: I would like to welcome you to the Department of History at UC Riverside. Our 32 full time faculty cover a range of areas, themes and issues that range all periods of history around the globe. We have earned recognition for international and national excellence in research and teaching. Our undergraduate offerings emphasize critical thinking, writing, and research. Our graduate program offers students the opportunity to focus on one or more areas of concentration by working closely with a scholar in her/his field. The Department of History at UC Riverside is an exciting place to study, live and develop a passion for history at all levels. And since history is an important component of any degree program, we offer exciting, interdisciplinary opportunities as well.