University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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History

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The Department of History includes nationally and internationally recognized faculty who offer courses in a range of geographic and thematic areas. Our courses develop students’ intellectual, creative and civic capacities through the study of the past, and fall into one of three categories: broad surveys, more specialized upper-division courses, and the junior-senior seminar (a capstone research and writing course open only to history majors). Undergraduate students will also find public history and study abroad opportunities in our department.

Our undergraduate program offers history majors the opportunity both to explore a range of historical fields and to develop expertise in a particular area of study. In addition to developing essential critical skills such as research, writing, and analysis, the BA in History trains students to contextualize knowledge, to gather, evaluate, and synthesize evidence, and to appreciate different perspectives. A degree in History is therefore excellent preparation for careers in a wide variety of fields such as law, journalism, public service, international work, and business. A degree in History can also lead to a career in museums, national parks, archives and libraries, and as a middle or high school teacher. Finally, a degree in History is good preparation for admission to graduate and professional school.

Specific course requirements for the BA degree in History are HIST 2301 and 2302, HIST 4325, and 21 advanced (3300-4300 level) hours of history courses, which must include courses from at least three of four geographic fields; no more than 12 hours may be taken in any one field of history.

Chair 

Jeffrey Shepherd
Contact Information: jpshepherd@utep.edu; 915-747-6805
Education: BA, Florida State University; MA, University of Oregon; Ph D, Arizona State University

Professor

Samuel Brunk
Contact Information: sbrunk@utep.edu; 915-747-7059
Education: BA, Washington University in St. Louis; MA, The University of New Mexico; Ph D, The University of New Mexico

Ernesto Chavez
Contact Information: echavez@utep.edu; 915-747-6591
Education: BA, University of California at Los Angeles; MA, University of California at Los Angeles; Ph D, University of California at Los Angeles

Jeffrey Shepherd
Contact Information: jpshepherd@utep.edu; 915-747-6805
Education: BA, Florida State University; MA, University of Oregon; Ph D, Arizona State University

Michael Williams
Contact Information: mvwilliams@utep.edu; 915-747-7822
Education: BA, University of Mississippi; MA, University of Mississippi; Ph D, The University of Mississippi

Associate Professor

Paul Edison
Contact Information: pedison@utep.edu; 915-747-6808
Education: Ph D, Columbia University

Joshua Fan
Contact Information: jfan@utep.edu; 915-747-8948
Education: BA, Uinversity of California, Berkeley; MA, Univeristy of Washington; Ph D, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Yolanda Leyva
Contact Information: yleyva@utep.edu; 915-747-7048
Education: BBA, The University of Texas at Austin; MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, The University of Arizona

Ignacio Martinez
Contact Information: imartinez26@utep.edu; 915-747-7054
Education: MA, University of New Mexico; Ph D, University of Arizona

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Education: Ph D, The University of Texas at El Paso

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Michael Topp
Contact Information: mtopp@utep.edu; 915-747-7053
Education: BA, Trinity College; MA, Brown University; Ph D, Brown University

Ronald Weber
Contact Information: rweber@utep.edu; 915-747-6512
Education: BA, Fort Hays Kansas State University; MA, University of Wisconsin; Ph D, University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor

Susan Stanfield
Contact Information: sjstanfield@utep.edu; 915-747-7067
Education: Ph D, University of Iowa

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Larisa Veloz
Contact Information: llveloz@utep.edu; 915-747-6277
Education: BA, University of California, Davis; MA, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph D, Georgetown University

Christina Villarreal
Contact Information: cmvillarreal@utep.edu; 915-747-7059
Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin; Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin; Ph D, The University of Texas

Leslie Waters
Contact Information: lwaters@utep.edu; 915-747-7049
Education: Ph D, University of California, Los Angeles

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Eric Meringer
Contact Information: ermeringer@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, Arizona State University

Manuel Ramirez
Contact Information: mbramirez@utep.edu; 915-747-5824
Education: Ph D, The University of Mississippi

Associate Professor of Instruction

Selfa Chew-Melendez
Contact Information: sachewsmithart@utep.edu; 915-747-7051
Education: BA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; MFA, The University of Texas at El Paso; MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, The University of Texas at El Paso

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

The University of Texas at El Paso
Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 320
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79968


Phone: 915.747.5508
Faxmail: 915.747.5948

E: history@utep.edu

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