History

The faculty and staff of the History major offer students, through the study of history, a fundamental understanding of the world in which they live and of the diverse forces that have shaped both past and present. Further, it seeks to help students to know themselves, appreciate societies that are different from their own, and place contemporary issues and problems within a broad historical perspective. The Department also seeks to enhance the critical thinking and communication skills that are at the core of a liberal arts education. The Department also offers courses which teach and promote Deaf history, cover a wide range of themes and geographic areas, and allow students to utilize a variety of social sciences and humanities methods of inquiry. The Department is committed to exposing students to diversity, both in the United States and globally. To that end, we offer courses or units in courses whose foci include but are not limited to Deaf history, women's history, GLBT history, Latino/Latina history, disability history, and African history.

History majors who fulfill the department's academic requirements begin to acquire substantive knowledge of the past, and of history as a scholarly discipline. They practice utilizing the skills necessary for independent historical research, in particular critical thinking and communication skills. They begin to develop an understanding of the world that incorporates a historical perspective. The training that students receive as History majors prepares them for graduate study in History and other professional programs, or for careers in business, education, socially oriented vocations, public history, and government service, or indeed any career requiring strong research, analytical, and communication skills.

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