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History Department

The History Department offers students a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on a deep understanding of the myriad forces creating our modern world.  

The department offers the following degrees:

Our faculty members are committed teachers and nationally-recognized researchers whose broad expertise allows students to gain an understanding of American, European, and non-Western history.  Students are taught to analyze complex -- sometimes contradictory -- evidence, to recognize bias in both contemporary and historical sources, and to understand how history is constructed.  These skills enable our graduates to pursue a variety of careers that require sophisticated research and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to present well-written arguments.

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