The History program at MHU seeks to prepare undergraduates for meaningful and active roles in society, to develop and refine employee-ready, transferable skills that will be useful in a variety of professions, and train them for graduate school and professional programs. The history curriculum is designed to fulfill these objectives by honing critical thinking and analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, research skills, information literacy, and by providing a systemic understanding about how people and societies behave.
“We cannot help but approach the world from a historical frame of mind because it is built-in. We all make sense of the world by situating ourselves historically in narratives that cover our personal lives, our family sagas, and our place in larger national and international dramas…. The need to understand historically is part of our make-up as human beings. Without historical understanding, knowledge would be empty and we would be lost in time and space, devoid of identity. As a form of knowledge, then, history does matter.”
–Frank Ninkovich, Historian