History involves study and
research about major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past. Applying
the results of historical study is important for the preservation, and future growth of
nations and institutions. Knowledge of the past can enable individuals to develop pride
and appreciation for the past accomplishments of others. In addition, a thorough
understanding of past problems and the strategies used to resolve them can help humans to
plan their present and future lives more efficiently. Studying different versions of the
past aids argumentation skills. The discipline's emphasis on research, analysis, and
communication have useful applications to a wide range of concerns. The degree will give
one a broad background for understanding today's world.
Major specializations: World, Western, and Asian History.