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History, Politics and Political Economy Department

The Department of History, Politics and Political Economy teaches you to become a critical thinker and communicate persuasively to become an agent for positive change in the service of others. This department seeks to instill in students an appreciation for the wide diversity of human social, cultural, political, legal, and economic arrangements across the full breadth of geography and time, enabling them to contextualize their role as citizens of the world. Our goal is to equip students to act responsibly and ethically to effect positive change. Through engagement in the areas of history, politics, economics, political economy, and the law, the department provides students with the empirical and analytical perspectives necessary to discern patterns and lessons that enable them to recognize injustice and work for equality and dignity for all.

The abilities to describe, understand, and communicate effectively are skills in demand not only by graduate and professional schools but also by employers in business, industry, and government. The study of history and politics develops your ability to read critically, think logically, and write effectively. In addition, by studying human interaction in the past we gain insight into the present and the future. Understanding history and politics helps us to better evaluate current problems at home and abroad to develop solutions to those challenges. Such skills manifest in leadership abilities, and are reflected in the number of graduates in government, education, the legal profession, and business.

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Department Chair
Robin Koenigsberg, Associate Professor

Degrees and Programs

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  • Minor in History
  • Minor in Politics
  • Minor in Pre-law

Clubs & Activities

The History and Politics Department sponsors a number of special activities, events, and programs that offer students additional opportunities for out of class learning and interaction.


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History majors have the opportunity to conduct primary source research and/or have an Internship in the archives of the Regis University Center for the Study of War Experience a nationally recognized repository of personal war narratives and testimonies.
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Majors have represented the Department and the University at major national academic competitions such as the Model League of Arab States and the annual Yale University Security Council Simulation.
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Politics majors have attended academic conferences at West Point and the Air Force Academy, and are often on Regis’ nationally recognized Forensics Team, where they have won national championships. In addition, the Department publishesThe Regis Review: A Journal of Student Research and sponsors the history and politics' clubs.
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Res Judicata the Regis University pre-law club, is a place for all students interested in the legal professions to network, prepare, and dialog in order to further their own personal and professional goals and impact the world. In pursuit of this mission the organization conducts regular meetings, speakers, LSAT prep tests, and other activities.