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Department of History introduces undergraduate minor

Author: Carrie Gates

The Department of History has launched a five-course undergraduate minor, allowing students in any department or college to build a strong foundation in the discipline. The minor begins with an introductory history workshop in which students learn to weigh evidence, evaluate arguments, and understand the nature of historical debate and ends with a capstone seminar focused on research. Students also choose three elective classes from a variety of subfields — from economic history to the history of science and medicine — that can be tailored to fit their interests or course of study. Read More

A letter from the chair

Author: Jon T. Coleman

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It takes a long time to do history. Graduate students spend an average of three to four years researching and writing their dissertations, the longest stretch in the humanities. After the Ph.D., a book can take a decade to complete — if you are quick.  Read More