Skills History Teaches: Oral Presentations
Critical and Close Reading
Skills History Teaches: Research
Forming Arguments
Skills History Teaches: Writing
Skills History Teaches: Oral Presentations
Critical and Close Reading
Skills History Teaches: Research
Forming Arguments
Skills History Teaches: Writing

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

Southern Miss Associate Professor in the Department of History, Dr. Max Grivno is pioneering a pilot program with the University aimed at strengthening student learning and success in five courses, including World Civilization I. Dr. Grivno works closely with four learning assistants, who were nominated for their previous success in the course and strong interpersonal skills, to implement active learning strategies in which students interact with one another and engage in collaborative problem-solving. To learn more about Dr. Grivno's involvement with the University's newly launched Learning Assistants Program 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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