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Welcome to the History Department!
History encompasses the whole of human experience, helping us understand ourselves in the context of our times and traditions through the study of times and traditions other than our own. History means not only the record of the past but also the discipline of investigating and interpreting the past. The study of history develops habits of critical thinking and effective writing, as well as it cultivates the careful analysis of various types of quantitative and qualitative evidence. It should be of value not only to undergraduates who intend to pursue advanced degrees in the field, but also to students interested in exploring the diversity and complexity of the human past, even as they hone their analytical and expository skills.
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Explore our Major and Minor Requirements section to learn about course requirements, history seminars, and the wide range of concentrations offered within the History Department.
Our Student Resources section is full of information for current and past students, whether you're looking for links to related departments, history-related undergraduate journals, or advice on applying to jobs and graduate schools.
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