History is an essential guide not only to the past, but to the present and the future. We cannot understand ourselves or our world without understanding the past, its European and Non-Western roots. History also leads us to a greater awareness of the richness and complexity of our heritage.
A thorough training in history contributes to the foundation of a complete education and can directly prepare one for professional careers in many fields such as law, business, diplomacy government service, journalism, teaching, and public relations, as well as graduate study. History's rigorous intellectual discipline and its emphasis on research and analysis nourish intellectual growth and critical thinking.
The history program fully supports and complements UW-Green Bay's mission, especially interdisciplinarity and practical problem-solving. History provides information and structure to many other programs, especially in the humanities and social sciences, while receiving significant impulses from these and other disciplines. History contributes importantly to problem-solving by offering assistance in the recognition, definition, and investigation of problems, exploration of alternative solutions and guidance in their implementation.
Why Study History?
"The study of history provides a unique window through which to better understand humanity. The human experience is vast, and by delving into the intricacies of experiences of various peoples throughout time, we gain a stronger understanding of who we are, and what it means to be human. Developing the skills to think deeply and critically about the past, and learning how to clearly communicate those ideas, not only will help one succeed in any career path, but also helps to create more informed and engaged citizens of the world community."
-Prof. Eric Morgan
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