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Global Experiences for History Majors

A crucial component of the History Department's program description is its goal of equipping students to make vital contributions as citizens of "communities, nations, and the world." In keeping with this mission, the History curriculum involves study into a wide range of national and international perspectives and offers rich opportunities for students to explore global issues.

International study is an important part of many History majors' programs of study. Students may take a short-term trip, such as the "Marist in Ireland and Northern Ireland: History and Politics of the Irish People" course taught by Professor of History Sally Dwyer-McNulty. The course included trips to many relevant sites, such as the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Many students also travel abroad for a semester; Kathryn Chmielewski, for example, built upon her studies in History and French with a semester-long stay in Morocco working for a women's rights NGO.

Closer to home, students gain international perspectives on history through field trips such as a visit to the United Nations in New York City led by Associate Professor of History David Woolner and through on-campus lectures, such as a talk about the Armenian genocide recently delivered by historian Dr. Eric Weitz of The City College of New York.