Recognizing that human experience is continuous, historians seek to understand how people lived in the past and how their actions, institutions, and leadership shaped their world and our own.
As an intellectual discipline, history fosters students' abilities to read critically, think analytically, communicate ideas effectively, and to examine human problems in light of ethical values and religious traditions.
As part of the University's common core, historical reflection strengthens students' understanding of the variety of human ideas, cultural perspectives and conceptual frameworks which make up the interdependent world in which we live.
< View of Belle Monte from Blanton Hall, ca. 1914.