More than memorizing dates and names, history is a method of tracing who we are in today’s world by understanding who we were. What aspects of Ancient Egypt can be seen in modern America? How will this year be remembered by future generations? Were the Beatles really the most influential rock band of all time? By developing a broad understanding of history, you'll see how the past influences the things, people and events around us - and what that may mean for our today and our future.
Courses in the program cover history of the United States, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Through the minor, you’ll develop technical and critical skills in synthesizing and evaluating information as you learn how to make knowledgeable, historically-reasoned arguments. In the process, you’ll prepare yourself for a lifetime of intellectual engagement with the world around you. The research and critical thinking skills you’ll develop in the program are also broadly applicable – knowing how to find information and assess its value is useful in many careers.