The Department of History
History is a foundational discipline for both the humanities and the social sciences. It helps students to understand and appreciate the past as well as to become more informed and engaged citizens. History majors and minors also gain crucial skills, including how to conduct research, analyze evidence, make sound arguments, read closely and critically, and communicate clearly and effectively. As a result, a History degree offers excellent training and preparation for a wide array of careers, from law, public policy, business, and financial analysis to journalism, development, education, and the non-profit sector.
The History Department is strongly committed to both excellence in undergraduate teaching and to cutting-edge research. Our courses cover the globe, span multiple eras, and offer our students an unusual degree of personal attention from our award-winning faculty.
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