Why Major in History?
Studying history helps us understand the complexities of this modern, globalized world. Students develop critical thinking skills, learn to write persuasively, and deepen their cultural awareness. While some graduates go on to study history at a graduate level, others thrive in professions such as law, business, government, journalism, and teaching.
Email the director of undergraduate studies, Prof. Penelope Ismay, or schedule an appointment to learn more and get answers to your questions.
News and Notes
A Conversation with the President
At the invitation of the White House, Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson, author of the newsletter "Letters from an American," talked with President Joe Biden about American democracy in the 21st century.
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