Major and Minor

The History curriculum develops an appreciation of the past both for the perspective it affords and for the ways that studying history can promote critical thought, effective communication, and responsible citizenship. The history major thus provides an appropriate background for graduate and professional school and many kinds of non-academic employment. The curriculum exposes majors to both the breadth and depth of historical inquiry. Successful majors will be able to communicate knowledge of specific pre-modern European, modern European, and American historical eras and fields. They will also be proficient in historical research methods and in historical argumentation, both written and oral argumentation, both written and oral.  Get more information from the University's Catalog.