Ana Luisa Martinez-Catsam, Associate Professor of History.
BA, Texas A&M University; MA St. Mary’s University; PhD (2003), Texas Tech University.
Administered by the Department of History within the College of Arts and Sciences.
History concerns people in the broadest sense: the systematic study of the patterns, causes and consequences of human interactions, from individuals to civilizations. In its promotion both of greater awareness of the variety and richness of humanity’s heritage, and of critical analytical skills to understand and use that heritage, history embodies the meaning of “liberal arts” education.
History is a basic major for those preparing to teach history or social studies at all levels. The general background that it provides also serves as a solid foundation for careers in business, law, government, religion, military service, and journalism, among others. The history program at UTPB requires a breadth of courses typical of programs elsewhere, within a flexible degree plan allowing for an emphasis in areas of special interest.