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The department offers a wide variety of courses concerned with changes in human experience through time, ranging from classical Greek and Roman civilizations to the histories of Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia. While some courses explore special topics, others concentrate on the history of a particular country (e.g. China or Brazil) or period of time (e.g. Antiquity or the 20th century). By taking advantage of our diverse course offerings, students can engage in and develop broad perspectives on the past and the present.

Prospective concentrators should visit the History site and visit the office hours of their prospective concentrator advisor (assigned according to student surname).

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Approach the study of the past from a multicultural perspective
  • Understand the nature of evidence and its relation to different historical methodologies
  • Develop expertise in at least one chronological and geographical field of study
  • Hone their writing abilities
  • Produce a body of original, historical research

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 81  81  13 
2015 84  84  11 
2016 64  64  13 
2017 70  70  15 
2018 78  78  16 
2019 87 87 20

Alumni Pathways

Alumni with degrees in history have pursued a wide range of careers in medicine, business, law, management consulting, communications and media, and the foreign service. They now work for firms including, Google, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Archives, Dow Jones and Company, DreamWorks, Kaiser Permanente, Cisco Systems, Polo/Ralph Lauren Corporation, Department of the Treasury, and Algonquin Books.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Naoko Shibusawa