World of History and Current Events

The World of History and Current Events is a Living-Learning Community that brings together freshman History majors and other interested students who are passionate about studying the past and its relevance for today's world. Its goal is to build an ongoing community of learners, to acquaint students with the interests of faculty members, and to help build skills and resources to succeed in the History major.

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As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together! 

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain and active member in your L-LC your freshman year, you may become a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall!
World of History and Current Events Lead Faculty: Professor Brian Keough
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Tuesdays 11:45 AM - 12:40 PM

Academic Advisor: Imani Hill

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as a World Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of History and Current Events is ideal for intended history majors but is open to all majors. This L-LC may also be of interest to history minors, and to students studying political science, anthropology, or sociology.

What does the World of History and Current Events do?

The World of History and Current Events will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend history themed events together.

Fall 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of History and Current Events
History 158: The World in the 20th Century

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Field trips to local historic sites
  • Museum visits
  • Guest speaker series
  • Career panels
  • Community service
  • Social gatherings with your L-LC friends