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History at NIU

NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History
NIU Department of History

Welcome to the Department of History at Northern Illinois University

For students interested in a strong liberal arts education, history represents a fascinating, flexible major that permits study of the broadest possible range of human experience.

History majors not only explore the past, gaining insights into how societies change over time, but also develop important reading, writing, research, and interpretive skills.  You will receive solid coverage of major historical periods and regions as well as topical courses in diplomatic, intellectual, religious, urban, ethnicity and immigration, legal and policy history, and public history.  Our graduates are involved with teaching (here and abroad, secondary to university), museums (local up to the Smithsonian), research (company, organization, etc), publishing papers and books, and numerous other areas.  

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LLI Notables Brown Bag Lecture Series:  Dr. Valerie Garver:  "The Everyday Lives of Children in the Middle Ages"  February 9, 11:30-1:00 p.m.  Holmes Student Center

Spring Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center outside the Glass Gallery! The Study Abroad Fair provides information on how to study abroad and highlights many programs that are offered through the Study Abroad Office. http://www.niu.edu/studyabroad/.

Two Graduate Colloquiums are coming up February 24th and March 2nd.  More information