Students majoring in History learn the skills and methods of historical research, analysis, and synthesis. A major in History prepares students for entry into many different occupations: for example, teacher, professional researcher, archivist, information manager, campaign worker, foreign service officer, or even businessperson. At the same time, it is also a great preparation for advanced, postgraduate studies, like law school or graduate school. For more information, see Careers for History Majors-A miniguide from the American Historical Association.
The Bachelor of Arts major in History includes two semesters of foreign language study. Students majoring in History also are required to complete a 20-credit minor in another academic field.
A minor in History requires students to take 20 credit hours, including HY 101, HY 102, HY 208, and two HY electives.
Professor Michelle Laughran presents talk: “Extreme Shoes and the Promise of Excellence in Renaissance Venice.”
“Encouraging people to have a passion for learning, in any kind of way, is the most important work I feel that I do.” Read more about professor Michelle Laughran in the student newspaper.
The Irish on the Docks of Portland (Maine History Online)