Welcome to the History Department
Studying history is important in order to fully understand the complexities of this modern globalized world. Students develop critical thinking skills, learn to write persuasively, and increase their cultural awareness. All of these skills are valued in any profession, so while students may decide to continue on to study history at a graduate level, our majors also enter other professional fields such as law, business, government and foreign service, journalism, and teaching.
Why study history?
Recently, a large number of articles have been published that challenge misconceptions about history and the humanities. Research points to evidence that employers look for the skills that history majors acquire and also that the humanities play an important role in our society. Watch “The Heart of the Matter,” a video made by the American Academy of Arts and Science.
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