History

History

Learn Outside the Classroom

  • History majors gain practical, hands-on experience in the field through internships. Students have interned at such places as Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, The Colored Musician’s Club in Buffalo and the Eisenhower National Historic Site at Gettysburg.
  • Keith Burich’s American Indian Center at Canisius College welcomes regional and national Native American speakers to campus. Canisius students benefit from unique educational opportunities through Burich’s cultural immersion programs, the new interdisciplinary Native Studies Program, and community service projects and internships.
  • Dr. Bruce Dierenfield’s Program in the African American Experience, which examines the manifold and unique contributions of African Americans. The program consists of four inter-related elements, including coursework, outstanding lectures, on-site field trips, and  cultural encounters tied to African American History.
  • Dr. Larry E. Jones’ The Holocaust in History, Literature and Film
    The project  seeks to promote greater Christian-Jewish understanding in the light of the Holocaust by providing Canisius College students, who are overwhelmingly Catholic, with an introduction to Jewish history and culture. Students participate in class field trips to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and visit the sites of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland. 
  • History majors write and edit the annual Frank Walter Review, a journal of outstanding student papers.
  • History Club sponsors field trips, historically themed events and hosts on-campus lectures by noted historians.
  • Phi Alpha Theta, the Canisius Chapter of the history honor society, presents guest speakers and attends the organization’s regional conference.