This is a content holder for the one button emergency notification system.

History

Past and Present

The study of history represents an ongoing conversation with the past in which we attempt to understand how human societies and cultures have changed over time, as well as how they have made sense of their place in the world. The Department of History at Bridgewater State University trains students to collect, synthesize and evaluate information to develop coherent interpretations of these social and cultural issues. In the process, we gain an appreciation for our own place in history and a deeper understanding of human experience.

Our faculty includes specialists in cultures ranging from the United States and Europe, to societies in Africa, East Asia, Canada, Latin America and the Middle East, affording students a broad perspective on the ways in which cultures differ, change and evolve. Students learn to identify and analyze the causes and consequences of political, social, economic and cultural change, and hone their written and oral communication skills in order to develop and express their arguments clearly and effectively. The critical and analytical skills gained through the study of history prepare students for successful careers in education, law, business, communications and other fields.

Why Study the Humanities at BSU?
Department News

Related Stories

Alumni Profile
Marjorie Turner Hollman, '77, on a hike in the woods.
Walk This Way
Alumna’s book focuses on finding easy walks
Cameron James Stanley and Charles Gustas pose with BSU Presi
Ready to Serve

Two graduates commissioned as Marine officers

A hockey stick and puck
Between the Blades

Faculty member coauthors book on history of hockey