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College of Social Sciences
History is the study of the recorded past. it encompasses all
aspects of human behavior, from the arts and sciences, through
technology and economics to politics and society. History is the
broadest and most universal of the humanities and contributes
fundamental background for other social sciences disciplines. The
student of history is engaged in a journey through time, in which
he or she can witness and compare the development of a variety of
cultures, interrelationships and circumstances. The study of the
past provides a great storehouse of experience. Through analysis,
it can be helpful to meet the problems of today and tomorrow, with
greater clarity, comprehension and compassion. Knowledge of the
past provides one of the best tools for understanding contemporary
phenomena and developing a more tolerant and human spirit. The
Department of History's faculty offers a wide variety of courses in
the history of Europe and the United States, as well as courses in
Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern history. Our majors can
enter secondary or high school teaching careers by earning a Single
Subject Teaching Credential along with their bachelor's degree.
others go on to graduate programs in history or seek professional
careers, such as law, business and government that emphasize solid
research and writing skills.