The American Experience
Medieval and Modern Europe
African, Asian, and Latin American History
The American Experience
Medieval and Modern Europe
African, Asian, and Latin American History

Why Study History?

9 Reasons to Study History

(Inspired by this list by Kelly Marcus)

Studying History:

  1. Allows Us to Understand Society
  2. Allows Us Understand Change (especially over time)
  3. Provides a Sense of Identity
  4. Preserves Our Stories
  5. Inspires Us
  6. Teaches Us Warning Signs
  7. Helps Us Be Better People
  8. Teaches Us Amazing Skills (like creating arguments, using evidence, writing and speaking well)
  9. Makes Us Wicked Good at Trivia Games

For more on why to study History, click here.

Events

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The History Department is proud to be highlighting the scholarship of two of our professors to help celebrate Women's History Month

On Thursday, March 8th at 5:30pm (LAB 101), Dr. Rebecca Tuuri will speak on "Black Women and the Vote in America."  At 5:30pm on Thursday, March 22nd (LAB 101), Dr. Jill Abney will speak about her research into the topic "Gender, Age, and Women's Suffrage in Britain." 

We hope to see you at these exciting talks!  For more information on the entire Women's History Month lineup, CLICK HERE.

News

NCSS Awards USM's History Licensure Program "National Recognition" 

The Department of History is pleased to announce that our History BA with Licensure Program was recently awarded “National Recognition without Conditions” by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). The organization is devoted to the support of social studies teachers and the programs that teach them how to teach. The standards the NCSS created are used to monitor and measure the effectiveness of all social studies teacher preparation programs in the country, and those standards help determine how best to design teacher education programs.

To see a news story about the topic, CLICK HERE

To watch a short video about the recognition, CLICK HERE

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