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By exploring the complexities of peoples and societies in the past, history majors make the present more comprehensible.

History coursework encourages students to think critically, argue logically and examine the values of their society and those of other societies. History students develop research, analytical, writing, oral communication and problem-solving skills that prepare them for a range of occupations, for graduate and professional schools and for the responsibilities of informed citizen- ship. History majors pursue careers in law, education, governmental affairs, journalism, social service, business, finance and museums.

Sample Courses:

United States in the Sixties, Modern Middle East, France from Charlemagne to Napoleon, Ethnicity and Conflict in South Africa, History of Mexico, Women and Family in Modern China, History of Science, History Beyond the Classroom

Professor Yung-chen Chiang

Yung-chen Chiang, professor of history, was one of the 2015 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished Career Award.

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