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Clements Center for
Center for Presidential History
Human Rights Program
In Memoriam: Governor
William P. Clements, April 13, 1917 - May 29, 2011
Welcome to the William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. Our twenty-two faculty members are dedicated teachers and distinguished scholars, specializing in fields ranging from North America, Latin America, Europe, and the non-Western world. We are committed to the pursuit of knowledge and the education of our students. We believe that the study of the past offers students critical and analytic skills essential not only to the discipline of history but also to their future careers. We offer a strong major and minor in history, with an array of undergraduate courses, recognized as both popular and challenging. These courses also contribute to a number of interdisciplinary programs: the minor in human rights is also based in the department. At the graduate level, we offer a master’s degree in several fields as well as a PhD in American history, focusing on the American Southwest. We invite you to explore our educational programs, special interests, faculty research, and departmental events.