The historians and art historians in the Department are dedicated to helping students learn how to find, assimilate, evaluate, and apply information about past human activities from all quarters of the globe.
Faculty members in the Department advise students in the selection of structured course sequences which will help prepare them for a wide variety of careers.
The Department is committed to perpetuating its tradition of service to the University and local community and of excellence in teaching. It envisions building upon its growing achievement in scholarship through increased publications and participation in professional organizations and conferences.
The Department supports the liberal arts mission of the University by giving students a historical perspective on the human condition, while, at the same time, contributing to the development of their ability to read perceptively, write cogently, and think logically. In their pedagogy and counseling of students and in their personal conduct, they enhance the University’s purpose of affirming the personal worth of their students and facilitating their growth as responsible human beings and, in addition, fostering their spiritual development and concern for social justice.