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Welcome to the Department of History

The Department of History endeavors to give students an acquaintance with, and an appreciation for, our historical heritage and seeks to enable them to see the relationship between causes and effects in the historical development of their own and other countries and of civilization at large.


The study of history is intended to assist the student’s development of critical thinking, including the analysis and evaluation of historical evidence and the ability to integrate and interrupt such data. History has proven to be a useful preparation for careers in the business, legal, ministerial, military, and other public service professions, as well as a preparation for continuing study in graduate history programs.