History and Philosophy

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education is dedicated to offering students courses and experiences that will expand their mind and broaden their understanding of the world.  We provide students with opportunities to sharpen their ability to analyze skillfully and communicate effectively. Students gain a firm foundation for a variety of fields including (but not limited to): law, education, libraries and archives, museums, business, governmental service and non-governmental organizations, journalism, research agencies, and non-profits; as well as for graduate school.

The department’s faculty is active in research, writing, and other academic activities that enhance teaching.  We offer three rigorous undergraduate degrees: a BA in Philosophy, a BA in History, and a BS in Social Studies Education. We also offer a graduate degree in Social Studies Education and minors in History and Philosophy.

Recent News

Philosophy Gets Real at PSU


Marcia Schmidt Blaine served as outside reviewer!

Spring 2014

Rebecca Noel delivers paper, “The Child’s Body in Antebellum Hygiene Textbooks.”

Spring 2014

Chaired session on “History of Philosophy as Philosophy of Law”, Maria Sanders

March 2014

Maria Sanders Presents at Texas Community College Teachers Association

February 2014

Contact Us

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education

Chair: Marcia Schmidt Blaine

Memorial Hall, Room 003
(Not always staffed,
please see Nikki.)

Phone: 603-535-3071
Email: nanunes@plymouth.edu
Fax: 603-535-2358

Administrative Assistant
Nikki-Ann Nunes
Rounds Hall 112
Phone: 603-535-3071

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #30
Plymouth, NH 03264