The Department of History and Political Sciences is responsible for developing and offering baccalaureate degree programs to students who wish to pursue educational opportunities in one of the department’s core disciplines. The programs offered by the department are of the highest quality and prepare students not only to take up a wide array of positions in the workforce but also to pursue graduate-level education if they so wish.
In addition, the department provides substantial general education support to programs offered by other Departments on LSUA’s campus. At present, the department offers general education courses in geography, history, and political science.
Dr. Christopher Stacey and Dr. Jerry Sanson presented papers at the Gulf South History and Humanities Conference sponsored by the Gulf South Historical Association in Pensacola, Florida on October 17 and 18. Dr. Stacey’s paper, “Rasslin’ with Race: The Memphis and Mid-South Wrestling Territories, 1959-1992, and the Evolution of Political Culture in the South,” was part of the session “Rasslin’, Race, and Region: The Intersection of Professional Wrestling and Southern Culture from 1960-1980.” Dr. Sanson’s paper, “The Great War’s Lingering Effect in Louisiana: The Establishment and Legacy of Camp Beauregard,” was included in the session “Reflections and Legacies of War.”
The Gulf South Historical Association preserves and promotes the history and cultures of the Gulf South and the Caribbean Basin within state, regional, and international contexts.