How did we get here? What were other times like? How and why do things change? The study of History teaches you to understand both the past and the present: the past, by investigating how people lived their lives and understood their worlds; the present, by understanding where we come from. A History degree offers you the unique perspective offered by studying the past and by understanding the role the past plays in the present. The History curriculum allows you to study a broad range of times and places, but you can also choose a Concentration to focus on a particular area of interest.