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Program Overview: Why History?
KNOWING THE PAST
We need to know history to understand the world we live in. In the history department at Cal State L.A., you can study every kind of history from the ancient world to contemporary society, culture, and politics. In addition to our strengths in U.S. and Latin American History, we offer courses in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as World history courses that examine these regions all at once. For examples of our offerings, click Areas of Specializations.
History isn't just memorizing dates and events; it's a way of learning. Until someone invents a time machine, historians must work from evidence left over from the time period they're studying. This makes studying history challenging, but it makes it fun, too! And it means that the skills historians acquire can be used in many different careers. Many history graduates become teachers, but you can use historical skills for many different careers. For some examples, look here.
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CAL STATE LA HISTORY DEPARTMENT
- Perspectives: the award-winning student journal
- The History Minor
- The Minor in Religious Studies
- The Minor in Labor/Working Class Studies
Perspective Interviews: CSULA History Department (click on images)
Perspective Authors Speak about their research - Volume 47
April Del Cid Stephanie Wong
Dr. Virginia Espino