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Study Abroad Trip to Ireland, March 2014. As is our usual schedule, Dr. Prince and other faculty will lead a study-abroad trip via EF Tours during spring break, 2014. The trip is the "Irish Heritage" itinerary. Details may be seen at EF's site here. The base cost for a student is $2709, but may change after Dec. 15 2012. Contact Dr. Prince for more details.

History is the written record of the human past, dealing with the people and events that helped make us what we are today. History courses enable students to investigate the ideas, problems, and actions of past generations as they directly affect the present. Through a variety of survey and specialized courses students are encouraged to examine various cultures and historical periods, their distinctiveness as well as their particular responses to similar problems.

In a time of instant news and high technology, it is tempting to ignore the past, but those who attempt to understand history have a distinct advantage. Such an advantage is obvious for those seeking jobs in teaching, journalism, government service, or communications. A good historical background also serves well for those who enter the world of law, business, banking, archival and library work, or museums and historical societies.

History draws upon both the humanities and the social sciences, and majors in history are expected to supplement their history courses with courses in literature and the other humanities as well as with the social sciences.

Kyle Pitzer Named Top History Student


(PHOTO) Professor Edward Agran announces at the Student Recognition Ceremony that 2012 graduate Kyle Pitzer was named the top student in history for 2011-12. Kyle was not only academically strong throughout his four years at WC but was selected to present his research in Chicago at the Undergraduate Research Conference at Purdue Calumet University. His Senior Seminar research topic was “The Subsistence Homestead Projects: Effects on African Americans and Farm Tenants in the Rural South.”

Graduate Studies in History

Links to some graduate history programs in the vicinity of Wilmington College:

 

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History draws upon both the humanities and the social sciences, and majors in history are expected to supplement their history courses with courses in literature and the other humanities as well as with the social sciences.

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