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.
Attention Students: There are now sample syllabi for BC History courses for student reference during registration for the upcoming semester(s). The syllabi may not be updated, but they are provided just to give you an indication of the topics and workload.
Did you miss the prospective majors meeting? Don't panic! The History Department encourages prospective majors to visit or write to the Chair, Dorothy Ko: Dko@barnard.edu
HISTORY SENIOR THESIS PARTY
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
North Tower, Sulzberger Hall
WHAT TO EXPECT
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
THE DIANA CENTER 203