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Welcome to the Department of History


Department of History
Professor William Swagerty, Associate Professor Jennifer Helgren
Department Co-Chairs, Professors of History
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Welcome to the Department of History. As scholars of the past, we believe that the study of history is exciting, vibrant and vitally relevant to understanding the world in which we live, and the future we are creating. Through intense classroom contact, innovative teaching methods and extensive student research projects, we instill in our students human values, critical thinking skills and an appreciation for the complexities of issues that have been of perennial importance.

Digital Delta Project combines history, art and technology to preserve Filipino community's legacy

digital delta project

An on-going research project at University of the Pacific makes history real for students by combining digital technology, the arts and sciences to build a virtual model of a Stockton community that was destroyed nearly 50 years ago in the name of progress.


Our History program at Pacific offers range and depth in our course offerings and a chance to study in small classes with great faculty members who love what they do. Students have the opportunity to meet and work closely with a faculty of internationally recognized scholars committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in many professions. Our students graduate with the ability to understand how the events of the past, reality of today and direction of the future inseparably connect.

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