The special responsibility of historical studies is to help individuals and communities understand the past. History courses integrate many branches of knowledge, cutting across the lines of the social sciences and the humanities, and even the natural sciences. Identifying forces of stability and processes of change, history students develop research, writing and analytical skills, which serve them well beyond their university years. The study of history builds confidence for making judgments in many fields of human endeavor and provides insight into current social, political, economic and cultural issues.
The following links will introduce you to the ways that historical studies are made available to graduate and undergraduate students at the Downtown Campus.