Experiential learning: expand your skills

As a major, one of history's greatest strengths is it teaches students how to deal with complexity; how to construct and defend arguments; how to conduct research; and how to write with clarity and verve.  In the department, History students conduct independent research on projects they design, leading to opportunities to present their work and to graduate with Honors.  In addition, students have the opportunity to spend eight weeks conducting research with faculty sponsors through the Summer Scholars program sponsored by the School of Humanities and Sciences.