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History is the study of humanity’s past. All that humankind has written, thought, done, or created is of interest to the historian. The study of history is a liberating endeavor because it enables individuals to appreciate others and to understand themselves in the context of mankind’s collective experiences.


Students who complete an emphasis in history at Snow College will be expected to demonstrate that they


Historical understanding is basic to the life of an educated person. The ability to see the present in relationship to the past is an essential preparation for almost any career. Specifically, however, students who major in history find it an ideal preparation for entrance into professions such as law, government service, or teaching.

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