Kevin Spicer, C.S.C., Chairperson
K. Spicer, C.S.C.
The Department of History offers a major with concentrations in United States History, European History, and World History, as well as a minor in History.
The study of history is an essential element in the human experience and plays an integral role in the liberal arts tradition at Stonehill College. Through a series of introductory and advanced courses, History majors explore the breadth of the human past, the forces of change, and the historical skills that help us to interpret our tradition. Students focus both on the decisive events that have shaped our world, such as the American Revolution and the First World War, and on the specifics of everyday life in Pre-Columbian Mexico or the Byzantine Empire. To this end, History students gain a broad perspective that equips them to understand their own cultural heritage and develop an informed perspective on other historical traditions and values.
The History Department seeks to provide its students with the tools to read critically, to conduct research effectively, and to write and communicate convincingly. These skills provide the foundation for a variety of professions and careers: law, journalism, business, foreign service, education, museums and public history.