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The study of history plays a central and formative role at Trinity. Offering new perspectives on the past as well as ongoing influences the past has on the present, history promotes critical thinking, develops analytical skills, nurtures open-minded examination of controversial issues, and encourages writing excellence.
The department of history offers students the opportunity to explore the histories of Africa, the Ancient World, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. Students may elect to study history on a broad scale or focus attention on a specific region or era.
Our small class sizes encourage close work with professors who are active and accomplished scholars. Students have opportunities for independent research and internships, and our majors are regularly accepted to top graduate and law schools. Many have gone on to careers in teaching, law, business, foreign service, social work, and public service.
The study of history is nourished by the examination of other disciplines. Trinity's history department works cooperatively with other departments to offer a wide array of interdisciplinary majors and minors.