We are the products of our collective experiences, and the continual upheaval and development of human society demand that individuals and institutions adapt to new changes. The historian’s obligation is to sharpen our awareness of the mechanics of change and, so far as possible, to explain it.
The Department of History at McMaster offers a broad range of courses, both national and thematic, which will introduce you to the important interactions between great nation-states, as well as to significant social themes, stretching across class, race, and gender.
As a student of history, you will develop essential research and communication skills. You’ll learn to think critically, to ask the right questions, and, when you’ve found the answers, to present your evidence in a logical way. You will learn that historians are faced with many intriguing questions when dealing with the past: not merely is this the truth? – but whose truth is this? Most of all perhaps, you will learn to think globally, by discovering how developments in one part of the world have had far-reaching effects elsewhere.
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Careers for majors in History
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Local and national government
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Schools at all levels
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About the School
McMaster University is located in the city of Hamilton, in the province of Ontario, Canada. We are one of the top 75 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019), ranked 2nd ... Read More