All Roads Lead to the Present

Dynamic, diverse, and intellectually challenging, history presents today’s complex problems through the lens of the past and contextualizes yesterday’s pressing issues by examining the particularities of time and place. By grappling with contingencies and narratives, students cultivate a greater understanding and curiosity about our own and other cultures’ past and present. With emphasis on critical reading and writing, research and analysis, and persuasive written and oral communication, a History concentration imparts the skills necessary to responsibly participate in today’s interconnected world.


History Inquiry Seminars immerse students in the active practice of historical examination and analysis. Seminars are designed for students who have taken history courses to fulfill the depth component of the HUA Requirement. Topics include history of the environment, the American colonial experience, technology and media, Asia, and sports, to name a few. Find out what Inquiry Seminars or Practicums (.pdf, 413kb) will be offered this academic year.

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