Historians study the past in its variety and complexity. With such an analysis, students of history gain multiple perspectives on the present and an aptitude to plan intelligently for the future. Although the lessons to be learned from the past are rarely simple, solutions to present-day problems rest on comprehension of historical forces and events. History deepens our understanding of other peoples and cultures. All courses offered in the History Department seek to examine the issues of race, gender, class, and cultural diversity.
Modified from history.calpoly.edu
Senior Projects from 2010
Through The Eyes of A Bracero, Karina Flores
The Salem Witch Trials: A Microhistory, Bailey Hitch
Defining Genocide in Rwanda, Caitlin Hitch
The Portuguese in America, Alison A. Pereira