Know the past. Change the world.
History is not hermetically sealed in the past. We all live with its legacy and each generation has an obligation to try and right its wrongs.
Shaping the future requires understanding the past. Historians discern patterns, analyze evidence, collect and identify artifacts, and tell people’s stories, giving voice to the voiceless. By coming to know the stories of others, they learn to tell one that is distinctly their own.
What do history majors do? Everything. The study of history is excellent preparation for careers in many fields, including law, journalism, business and finance, education, politics and public policy, social activism, and the arts.
Gain contextual perspectives on race, power, privilege, gender and sexuality.