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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.

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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 and Anthropology

Welcome to the Department of History and Anthropology at the University of Central Missouri.  If you are interested in History or Anthropology, you might begin with the Prospective Students link on the left.  Specific information about our programs and resources for current students are also in this menu. 

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


We invite and encourage you to contact us if you're interested in learning more.  Our office address is:


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


Upcoming Department Events:

  • Africana Studies: Study Hall, Tuesdays, 6 pm
      • Bottled water collection for Flint, MI, Now through February 24th, main office
      • Black History Month Lunch, co-sponsored with Sodexo, February 24th in the Dining Halls
      • Tunnel of Oppression, week of February 15th
  • Anthropology: World Anthropology Day film screening of "The Anthropologists," Feburary 18th, 6 pm, Wood 100, Twomey Audtiorium
      • Guest Lecture by Dr. Maude Wahlman titled "Protecitve Ancestors: Traditional Arts of West and Central Africa," Feburary 23rd, 11 am, Union 235
  • History Club: Feburary 16th meeting, 3:30 pm, in Wood 104
      • February 23rd Dinner, 6 pm, Applebees


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