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 minors in History and Philosophy.  Beginning in 2015-2016, we will offer a minor in Applied Ethics.


Congratulations to all our students who were honored for Academic Excellence!

Brianna Arico, Spencer Barss, Alyssa Boehm, Ethan Brown, Kyle Cipollone, Sandra Ferris, Mary Grace Flint, Sarah Gelotte, Jonathan Gunby, Will Hatch, Matthew Howe, Cody Jacobsen, Christopher Kelley, Brenden Lafleur, Ryan Lappetito, Kenneth Louzier, Joshua McLeod, Jocelyn Myrdek, Zachary Stephenson, Andrew Towne, William Tracy, Tyler Tumblety, Jessica Vigneau, and Emily Weed

Recent News

Art for Water: Ten Thousand Steps

Displayed in the Sliver Center for the Arts 11/16-12/2/2015

Prof. Marcia Schmidt Blaine was awarded a year-long fellowship with the American Council on Education.

Spring 2015

Maria Sanders Presented at the 1st Annual community Conversations Share Fair

April 2015

Maria Sanders Co-facilitated the Spring PSU Writing Retreat!

March 2015

Announcing the Launch of the “Lancaster, NH:Stories of People and Places”

May 2015

Contact Us

Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education

Chair: John Krueckeberg

Memorial Hall, Room 109

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

Administrative Assistant
Nikki-Ann Nunes
Memorial 110
Phone: 603-535-3071

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