Honors Courses and New Courses: Every semester the History Department offers at least two advanced courses for honors History majors. Periodically, the faculty will also offer new courses, either as special topics courses (History 490 and 491) or as new catalog offerings. These courses are usually not listed separately in the WKU course catalog, but they appear in the Class Bulletin each term and new course descriptions may also by read on the website.
ITV Courses: Since 1989, the Department of History has been offering graduate and undergraduate courses via interactive television. The majority of our regular course offerings can be taken by ITV. Undergraduate courses are offered on weekdays and both graduate and undergraduate classes are offered on weeknights. (Graduate classes are also scheduled during the day in summer sessions.) Courses are offered at WKU off-campus sites in Owensboro, Glasgow, and Ft. Knox, and also at Taylor County High School, Russell County High School, Elizabethtown High School and Clinton County High School. For further information please email the Department or write to us.
Web Courses: Starting in 1999, the History Department began to develop courses which were partially or wholly web-based. In the near future, the Department offers these courses to all Western students and through the Commonwealth Virtual University to all students in Kentucky. Consult the new courses page for more information on current offerings.
All history faculty members post their course syllabi and materials on the online Schedule of Classes.