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  • Watching videos on the subject helps you understand the true nature of the major
  • Viewing student work helps you see the quality and complexity of what you’ll study
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More About History

"Our students become skilled at raising questions about narratives presented in tertiary sources, such as textbooks, popular history books, and the mass media. These skills allow them to apply interpretive and critical skills in all settings, including the workplace."
(Provided By: The University of California - San Diego)

"...the program exposes students to the diversity of approaches to studying the past, including social, intellectual, economic, cultural, gender, legal, and imperial, with the aim of developing students’ abilities to conduct independent inquiry and craft their own analytical and critical interpretations of the past."
(Provided By: Reed College)

"Historians study politics and government; gender and sexuality; diplomacy and international relations; finance and economics; religion and philosophy; literature and arts; cultural and social changes and exchanges; archaeology, anthropology, and science and technology."
(Provided By: Harvard University)

"History majors go on to become leaders in fields including law, public policy, education, business, medicine, and technology. They work in higher education and government, for non-profits and NGOs, and as entrepreneurs and marketing associates."
(Provided By: Saint Louis University)

"..the mission of the Department of History derives from the determination of people of African descent to advance and affirm the cause of human freedom, equality, and dignity. Intrinsic to this mission is a perspective on the world that conveys full respect for the integrity and dignity of all people, particularly emphasizing the history and culture of peoples of African origin."
(Provided By: Howard University)

"History involves critical thinking and increased empathy for the human condition. History cultivates an appreciation of complexity and contingency (understanding the world not just for what it became, but also for the multiple possibilities inherent in each historical setting), and the insight that can only be won by thinking over broad timescales."
(Provided By: Sewannee, The University of The South)

"The history department’s mission for our majors is to ground students in the foundations of the human experience. We explore cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs and encourage them to understand the power and complexity of the past in shaping the contemporary human condition."
(Provided By: Tulane University)