EXPLORING THE PAST TO SHAPE THE FUTURE
The common phrase “The best way to understand the present is to study the past” is the reason why students are drawn to study history at C-SC. Few majors can offer the breadth and depth of knowledge as the study of history. In addition to knowledge, a history major prepares you well for any career that involves communication skills, analysis and creativity. It’s no surprise that many employers recruit and hire history majors.
The C-SC Difference
With more travel study programs than any other department, the history faculty have led and will continue to lead travel study programs to Turkey, Vietnam, Guatemala, Peru, Austria, Russia, and Finland. Simulation and role-playing games are regularly used in many courses including Athenian Democracy, The American Civil War, Henry VIII, Women’s Rights, and The Crusades. You will be immersed in hands-on learning by sifting through the college archives, studying old documents and artifacts, learning about honor codes through fencing, and helping to preserve C-SC history through an ongoing video documentary project. There’s no better place to study history than on a historic campus with a rich and storied history of its very own.
What can I do with a History Degree?
Your history major will hone you critical thinking and writing skills that every employer demands.
Beyond the Classroom
- Public Presentations of Research
- Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta
- Exploratory and Professional Internships
- Bi-annual Travel Study course to Belize and Guatemala
Information About Our Minors
The history minor allows you to concentrate your courses in a particular period of time, geographical area or select from the diverse offerings of the department.