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The history program at Randolph College focuses not only on historical events, individuals, and institutions, but also on methodology, analysis and interpretation, and the critical examination of sources.

Faculty employ various approaches to teaching history, incorporating movies, novels, memoirs, guest speakers, field trips, and even foreign travel into the curriculum.

History majors develop analytical and critical-thinking skills and learn to present evidence-based arguments.

The practical knowledge and skills gained as a history major are respected in a variety of career paths, as well as professional and graduate schools.

History majors are encouraged to specialize within the department, whether it be in a geographic region; a period, such as the 18th or 19th century; or in a thematic area, such as women’s history or social/cultural history.

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