What is History?

History explores the many facets of the human condition from the past to the present. History invites those
who study it to develop an appreciation for the variety of human experiences. Demonstrating how the past
shapes the present, the study of history also encourages an understanding of disruptive cultures, societies,
and outlooks in their own terms.  Students learn to analyze and to think critically about a broad range of
historical issues and experiences; and they learn how to develop reasoned arguments and explanations
derived from historical evidence.