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.
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Students Making News and a Difference!
Congratulations to History major Natalie Cincotta, who received the People's Choice Award at the Undergraduate Research Day for her project, "History and Photography: German Photos from the European Eastern Front of World War II (1939-1945). Congratulations to all eight History students, who participated in the event, for their impressive research accomplishments.
Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2013. Congratulations to Lael Weinberger (MA) and Robert Fulton (PhD).
Adam Efren Lopez, a senior history major, wins 2013 Emerging Leadership Award from Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). Adam is also a Golden Apple Scholar. Way to go Adam!
Sanford article quotes Rachel Maddow saying, "History is King" when it comes to hiring people to work on her show.