- Why Learn About History
- Cooperative Work Experience
Why Should You Learn About History?
An undergraduate education in History provides students with both a breadth and depth of knowledge about the world in which we live and the driving forces that have shaped it. History is also an excellent training ground for honing one's analytical skills, improving critical thinking, and developing systematic thought processes which can be useful in a wide range of professional settings. An understanding of the past provides students with awareness of other cultures, as well as a deeper understanding of who we are as a nation. Combined, these skill sets produce graduates who are intellectually nimble and able to adapt to the ever-changing economic, cultural, political, and technological landscapes that we inhabit.
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Professional historians work in three major areas; education, archival work, and public history such as museums. However undergraduate degrees in History provide training for a number of fields that don't necessarily hire for the job title of historian. The skill sets acquired through a degree in history are beneficial for those pursuing degrees in governments and nonprofits. A degree in History also prepares one to pursue advanced degrees in a number of academic disciplines as well as the law.
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Cooperative Work Experience Program
Students can gain hands-on experience through our Cooperative Work Experience program in History. Opportunities include placement at local museums and state agencies. These internships are limited in number, selective, and must be arranged in advance of the term. For more information please contact Scott McAleer at email@example.com
Robert Harrison's Reenactment Experiences
Another unique feature of the History Department is Robert Harrison's reenactment experiences, which allow students to immerse themselves in the characters, customs and material culture of ancient Rome or the American Civil War.
History Program Information
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