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By examining the past, you understand the present and can create a better future.
Historians study humanity’s past successes and failures, eras of brilliance and times of darkness, enlightened civilizations, and devastating regimes—all of which help explain the present. And with a firm understanding of what preceded us, you can shape where we are headed. A bachelor’s degree in history means that you’ve learned which ideals, systems, and structures benefited humanity and which ones didn’t, and that can ease your entry into almost any field, such as government, education, and business. Our Department of History faculty will work closely with you to advise you on the myriad opportunities awaiting you.
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You may e-mail Professor KC Johnson for appointments by phone or videoconference.
Students should e-mail Associate Professor Rawson for appointments.
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Professor Carp explains why you should major in history.
Associate Professor Mancia talks about why you need to take history courses.
Professor Stern explains how a history major allows you to stretch your mind, ideas, and horizons.
Lauren Mancia, Associate History Professor, recently published her book, Meditation and Prayer in the Eleventh-and Twelfth-Century Monastery: Struggling Towards God. The work examines medieval monastic meditation, prayer, and retrospection during
Andrea Di Salvio carves her own path on her terms.
Professor of History Steve Remy, a world-renowned scholar of 20th-century German history, was featured in the National Geographic series "Hitler: The Lost Tapes of the Third Reich."
Magisterial Feminae: How Women Who Studied the Ancient World Innovated Brooklyn College, the Latin/Greek Institute, and Beyond
New Books by BC Faculty Series: Gunja SenGupta, “History Without Borders: The Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds”
Graduate Open House – Magner Career Center, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop (Online)
Department Chair: Steven Remy
Undergraduate Deputy Chair: email@example.com
Graduate Deputy: Michael Rawson
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