History is the record of past events, including the stories of societies and individual people whose acts, whether noble, common, or foolish, altered the way people lived.

Historians study and analyze history in order to appreciate and understand the past, to bring perspective to the present, and to plan for the future.

The History curriculum includes historical foundation courses in World and American history, and addresses national and international topics and issues through specialized courses from the ancient and medieval world to the present. Course offerings include a variety of courses in social, intellectual and political history.