The study of history increases our capacity to think critically and to form independent judgments. Examination of various ages and cultures helps students understand the present world and intelligently anticipate the future.
The History program at Roger Williams University is designed to introduce students to the practice of history in both regional and national contexts. Among the courses are offerings on the histories of Europe (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Revolution, Modern), the United States (Colonial, Revolution, Civil War, Gilded Age, Great Depression), Asia (Modern East Asia, China, Japan, Korea), Africa (Modern Africa, South Africa, Egypt, Congo) and Latin America (Colonial Latin America, Mexico, Brazil, Andes).
History majors are encouraged to involve themselves in off-campus programs of study and internships, particularly the Great Cities Program, which gives students the opportunity to experience directly and to enjoy the history and culture of some of the great cities of the world such as London, Paris, Dublin, Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Chicago and Quebec City.
The study of history is an excellent preparation for careers in law, business, government, education, library science and the national park service or as an archivist or local historian. Our History majors teach and practice law, co-author papers and present at international conferences and create independent research projects.
Student Learning Outcomes
B.A., M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. University of Exeter-Exeter, United Kingdom
Ph.D. University of Toronto
B.A. Stonehill College