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The Department of History explores how the present world came into being and deepens understanding of diverse people in different times and places. The Department sponsors the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and partners with the Department of Political Science as co-sponsor of The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. History faculty have won more UW Distinguished Teaching Awards than any other unit on campus.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts,Master of Arts; PhD, minors, History; Bachelor of Arts, History and Philosophy of Science.