Department of History & Geography


The mission of the Department of History and Philosophy is to support, extend, and implement the mission of Grambling State University and the College of Liberal Arts. The Department serves a three fold purpose: (1) provide service courses for the University, (2) area studies for those students majoring in the disciplines, and (3) develop a well-rounded character responsible citizen. The Department seeks to develop and broaden general and specific historical, geographical, and philosophical knowledge of the multi-cultural clientele.

A note from the Chair:

Welcome to Grambling State University's Department of History and Geography.

The History and Geography Department offers courses in European, Asian, and American history, as well as a variety of courses in Philosophy and Geography. The Department serves a wide range of students, and the professors encourage every student to attend graduate and professional schools in a number of disciplines. The Department has experts in the History of the U.S. National guard, German philosophy, Louisiana History, African and Asian Geography, southern History, and African American women's History, just to name a few fields.

Our principal duty to the students is to offer foundational and elective courses exploring the depth and breadth of History. Our chief pleasure is engaging the energetic minds, hailing from cities and states across the nation, who have chosen to attend Grambling State University. And for students of History, our standards of insight and contemplation are rigorous, vigorous, and, at times, exacting. But we're here for the love to the craft, and we want to share our dedication with you.

Reverend C.L. Franklin, father of Aretha Franklin, writes historian Nick Salvatore, created the sense of "somebody ness" in his sermons for his parishioners. At Grambling State University, every body is somebody, just as C.L. Franklin meant somebody ness to be.

Join us in the exploration of History, Geography, and Philosophy.
With warm regards,

Department Head:

Roshunda L. Belton
Assistant Professor/Acting Department Head
Charles P. Adams Hall 317
Phone: 318-274-2738
Email: beltonr@gram.edu
Modern Britain and European Intellectual History