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John Craig, Margaret Denning, David Dixon, Jaclyn Gier, Alan Levy, Michael Matambanadzo, Thomas Pearcy, Larry Rotge, Eric Tuten, Carlis White
“I can truly say that the preparation by the history department at Slippery Rock has served me quite well over the years, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.”
Deborah K. Kennedy
Teacher and former Robert D. Duncan Memorial Awardee
History is a discipline that supports the liberal arts concentrations in the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences. Its aim is to place men and women and their achievements in the proper perspective of western heritage and the heritage of other cultures. The concentration in history is designed to develop a knowledge of the past with special emphasis on an understanding of contemporary problems. The key to historical scholarship consists of the exercise of critical analysis in order to evaluate and discover the comparative significance of human beings and events.
History majors or social science majors with a concentration in history enter careers in business, government agencies and education or pursue graduate work in history, law, and other professional schools. Students regularly complete internships at the Old Stone House, local historical societies, colonial forts in Western Pennsylvania, and other historical sites in the United States. History students frequently take courses in foreign countries offered by SRU history faculty.
History Fact Sheet