History & Politics

History & Politics
College of Arts & Sciences
USF St. Petersburg Dav 100
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727 873-4156

Maintained by L.F. Mantilla
Last updated 6/10/14


About Our Department

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We are a collegial department comprised of Historians, Political Scientists, and Philosophers. We graduate majors in History and Political science, offer an Art History minor, provide courses in Philosophy, and several of our professors are affiliated with the masters program in Florida Studies. The common thread linking our diverse faculty is a passion for teaching and scholarship. We truly care about the students we teach and want to make a difference by conveying our knowledge in the classroom and through professional outlets in our respective disciplines.

Our students receive the instruction they need to be successful in a variety of fields because we place a heavy emphasis on critical thinking, research, practical training, and civic engagement. Whether one is interested in directly entering the workforce or pursuing a graduate education, our programs will equip you with the requisite skills. If you are a current student, prospective student, or just curious about what we have to offer, then please peruse our Web site and see what interests you.

Dr. Raymond O. Arsenault
Chair, Department of History and Politics
John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History

For discipline specific inquiries, please contact the following professors:

Dr. Raymond O. Arsenault

Political Science
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Art History
Dr. Sheramy D. Bundrick

Hugh LaFollette

Florida Studies
Dr. Christopher F. Meindl


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