History is the essential foundation of knowledge. It provides the context for a liberal education, the tools to understand ourselves and our contemporary world, and the skills for an educated person to live more fulfilled and gratifying life in a wide range of careers.

Because of these various functions, we study history for many reasons:

To better understand our society and the times in which we live

To better understand ourselves; to place our own society in historical perspective

To balance present-mindedness with historical memory

To acquire skills such as conducting research, communicating effectively through writing or oral communication, critical thinking,evaluating evidence, and problem-solving

To understand the roles which individuals and groups have played in shaping their worlds for the enjoyment of examining societies very different or very similar to our own


The Department of history was established in 2016

The Department offers undergraduate courses (B.A.) in history.