History

Our primary objective is to help students cultivate an understanding of their place within the breadth of human experience.

As students learn to interpret historical themes and events, students develop a keen appreciation of the trends of the past and a greater insight into the vital issues of the 21st century. Small class sizes and a collaborative learning approach engender engaged and sometimes heated classroom discussions.

History courses are designed to provide students with extensive knowledge of the subject matter, and the analytical tools needed to make sense of that knowledge. We encourage students’ understanding of the past by addressing where and when history unfolded and by examining the all-important “why” questions in historical evolution.

2020–21 History Department Courses

  • Exploring Global Foundations
  • Building the Modern World
  • United States History
  • CL United States History
  • Introduction to Arabic and Arab Cultures (half credit)
  • Middle East Studies →
  • Art History: Raphael to Renoir
  • Art History: Paint, Build, Shoot!
  • CL Art History →
  • CL Economics
  • International Relations →
  • CL US Government & Politics →
  • Space Race-Fighting Cold War on New Frontier (half credit)
  • CL Comparative Politics (half credit)
  • Vietnam: Humbling a Superpower (half credit)
  • The American Presidency (half credit)
  • CL Philosophy
  • Global Health (half credit)
  • Native American Heritage & Culture (half credit)
  • History of Hudson and WRA (half credit)
  • Reading the City (half credit)
  • Modern East Asian History (half credit)

View our complete course offerings list and read descriptions of each history class beginning on page 15 of the Academic Course Descriptions 2020-21.



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