|Description:||History departments have been a core part of universities for a long time, and history has long been a popular discipline. Understanding history can help you understand today's society and today's world. A number of processes, ideas, and people shaped the past and gave rise to the present. Yet the study of history also gives students a number of skills necessary for success in the twenty-first century. Our courses will strengthen your critical thinking and analysis, help you carry out your own research, and foster writing and other communicative skills.
Our courses focus on a wide range of themes and continents, and will help you make sense of current events. How can we understand issues facing the Middle East, Latin America, the European Union, or Canada without knowing how those societies developed? And how can we understand questions of nationalism, inequality, or climate change without learning about how humans have created or confronted these issues over time? The skills and the knowledge learned through the study of history makes us better citizens of democratic societies and informed members of a global community. History courses prepare students to excel in many careers, including in teaching, law, journalism, the civil service, politics, museums, libraries and archives, and universities. Visit our careers page for a much larger selection of careers for students of history.