Learning experiences outside the classroom abound. May term travel courses may take you to Washington, D.C., New York, Greece, Israel or Honduras. Other events, lectures and symposia will allow you to meet and perhaps enjoy lunch or dinner with critically acclaimed scholars, such as recent guests, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Harriet Washington and Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Annette Gordon-Reed.
In history courses, students analyze primary sources, debate historical and contemporary issues, study historiography and methodology and engage in independent research. Other opportunities include practical experience through an internship with a historical society, museum, library or archaeological firm.