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Department of History


HISU 3910: Writing Biography
Professor Walter Isaacson
Mondays, 3-5:30pm

This seminar will explore the writing of biography and narrative history. Students are admitted into the seminar by application only.
Preference will be given to rising sophomores.
Applications should be submitted by email to: Lindsey Billips,
Applications are due on: Monday, April 9th.



The rich heritage of New Orleans, our award-winning faculty, the outstanding history resources on our campus, and Tulane University's tradition of excellence make history a vital part of "the Tulane experience."
If you would like to learn more about Tulane's Department of History majors and programs of study, please contact me. I will be happy to send you information, arrange for you to tour our campus, and introduce you to our faculty. I hope to hear from you soon.
Kris Lane
Chair, Tulane History Department



The history department’s mission for our majors is to ground students in the foundations of the human experience. We explore cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs, and encourage them to understand the power and complexity of the past in shaping the contemporary human condition. We strive to convey to all our students an understanding of historical actors, events, belief systems, material realities and cultural values that have shaped the world in which they live. History courses at both the introductory and advanced levels emphasize focus and in depth historical knowledge and skills that are essential for personal and professional growth and success—including critical analysis and reasoning, and written and oral communication. In so doing, our mission helps fulfill Tulane University’s mission to enrich the capacity of its students to think, to learn, and to act and lead with integrity and wisdom.