Why Major in History?

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.

History Department Blog
You’re Invited: Colonialism, Capitalism, Racism  Link to article
Well here are some concepts that everyone’s talking about (a little more than usual?) these days. Join FACES, and our very own Prof. Zhang and Prof. Kent, for a discussi...
November 19, 2019
Get To Know: Prof. Sajdi  Link to article
Prof. Sajdi (Ph.D., Columbia University 2002) is Associate Professor of History at Boston College. She is the author of The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eightee...
November 18, 2019
So Long, “Non-western.” Hello, “LAMA”  Link to article
Hear ye, hear ye: The History Department is making a long overdue change to our nomenclature. Until now we have referred to courses on countries and regions outside Europe and...
November 12, 2019

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