Students majoring in history develop a critical consciousness of self, society, and the world while enriching their understanding of the past. We study the history of various societies around the world as well as the political, social, economic and religious history of the U.S. Students will also develop the critical thinking skills by learning to think historically, or to view ideas, individuals, and events in their proper context. We practice these skills with a wide variety of subjects. History is not just a content area, but is also a craft. Thus, history majors will also learn to generate historical knowledge by conducting original research. Throughout this program of study, history majors will develop research, writing, and communication skills suitable for a variety of career possibilities.