Because it’s fun. Because it's fascinating. Because it matters.
Our students learn about cultures all over the world and from all different eras, developing a complex understanding of both the past and the present. History majors learn to think deeply. To pause and to analyze. To wonder and to investigate. Whether examining a political speech, a war widow's letter, or the remnants of a slave cabin, our students use the artifacts of the past to build convincing arguments, while learning to write clearly and read critically. As a result, they are well-prepared to become engaged citizens of the world and to find productive careers in an array of fields.