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History is the branch of knowledge that deals with of past events, in reference to human affairs.

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What is History?

  • History is the study of the past.
  • History is the study of events occurring before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory.
  • "History" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these event.

 A history degree can lead to jobs as: a historian, curator, archivist, librarian, teacher or lawyer.

Jobs for History

  • High school history teacher
  • Community college history lecturer
  • College or university history professor
  • Government historian
  • Historical consultant
  • Political advisor
  • Museum curator
  • Archivist
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Analyst
  • Diplomat
  • Journalist
  • Writer

Jobs for History graduates

Study of History at Lincoln University

Students Will be able to:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge of key people, events, and themes in African, European, African American and American histories.
  • Critically analyze pivotal historical events in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Identify, distinguish and properly use primary and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge of historical research techniques.
  • Communicate effectively in written format.
  • Identify, compare and evaluate contrasting historiographies

Please see the University Catalog for more information and program requirements.

For more information contact the History, Political Science & Philosophy Department.