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Department of History

Learn how the past can help shape your future!

The study of history helps us understand our place in time and to see ourselves as citizens of the world. It embodies the true spirit of the liberal arts, bridging the humanities, social sciences, and natural and behavioral sciences. This interdisciplinary nature makes history enriching to all majors and disciplines.

History engages students directly with the experiences of people in the past, and in so doing, also helps to illuminate our present experience. Historians

  • Reconstruct complex events
  • Understand memories and artifacts
  • Study evidence and evaluate data
  • Build upon the work of other historians

By developing strong ability in these areas, as well as in writing, communication and critical thinking, history majors learn valuable skills that will serve you long after graduation.


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