The major and minor in history seek to engage students in critical thinking by evaluating, creating and supporting historical arguments. Students will demonstrate this knowledge visually, orally, and in writing. Our teaching and course offerings provide a forum for open inquiry, and the rigorous academic reading and writing of our program prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century by teaching them to think critically, analytically, and ardently about the historical processes that have shaped and continue to shape our community, our state, our nation, and our world.