Why History is an Important Major:
History is an important major because it's the study of our collective human past, and more. Understanding this allows us to understand our current place in society and how we got there. Nothing is more akin to a true liberal arts major than studying history because it forces us to blend philosophy, literature, politics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and more. Figuring out the past requires every discipline essentially, so it develops your intellectual and interdisciplinary capabilities more-so than other majors. And from a professional standpoint, your ability to think broadly, adapt quickly, and write well.
Favorite thing about CMC history department:
The professors! They are all secret gems that are passionate, insightful, and helpful. Their enthusiasm and accessibility are unparalleled, so it is easy and fun to learn lots with them.