Tom Auffenberg, Chair
History studies mankind’s past endeavors and achievements with particular concentration in its relevance to contemporary society. The study of history promotes an understanding of the interaction of individuals and groups and their effect on government, culture, religion, economics, and society.
The history curriculum provides valuable research, writing, and analytical skills that prepare one for a variety of careers in fields such as law, teaching, business, government service, communications, public history, social services, religion, and library and archival science. Many history students choose to attend graduate or professional school for further career development.