Learning how the past shapes the present.

As you examine the contemporary world through a lens of history, you will learn to read critically, write analytically and think independently.

Through rich discussions around a Harkness table, you’ll be expected to ask questions, listen to others’ perspectives and examine your own beliefs. In the process, you’ll develop empathy, greater cultural awareness and a deeper understanding of the forces that shape our society today.

The department’s excellent writing curriculum lays the foundation for the academic writing you’ll do in college and beyond. Research papers allow you to follow your interests and investigate topics more deeply. You’ll learn to discern and select credible sources; support your arguments with evidence; and articulate your thoughts with clarity and precision upon the page.

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