The ways in which we interpret and learn from the past play a major role in how we approach the future. Whether pursuing a career in business, accounting, journalism or education, the study of history prepares you to think critically and communicate effectively. With scholars active in a diverse array of fields, the Department of History and its faculty members provide a wide range of opportunities for you to explore the past. Modern issues, regardless of the industry, are best tackled with an acute understanding of past events and societies. As work places change and sectors evolve, the skills gained from experience with historical studies provide the leaders of tomorrow with intangible skills and important perspectives.
Lecture series examines history with business lens
Organized by Associate Professor Sung-Eun Choi (pictured), the History Department’s spring lecture series showcases historians who view the world through a business lens. Topics include “Investing Wisely, Living Richly: A Female Business Leader's Experience, from Liberal Arts to Finance,” with Kara Murphy, managing partner and chief investment officer of United Capital; “Islamic Contributions to Western Capitalism,” with Charles Weller, clinical assistant professor of history at Washington State University; and “The End of Unemployment? Economic Indicators and the Search for Political Stability” with Aaron Benanev, assistant professor of social studies at the University of Chicago.