Why Choose Nazareth for History?
History is alive and well at Nazareth College. It thrives in the memories of a holocaust survivor and a German WWII soldier—both recent guest lecturers. It can be experienced directly through internships at the local museums. It can be found in unforgettable experiences such as our study abroad program in Asian studies, where students spend the summer in China.
The history major at Nazareth is the study of human experience across time, an examination into the patterns of politics and power, and an exploration into past lives. But most important, history at Nazareth is relevant—a living experience that gives students a sense of perspective and a global world view.
- Close-knit, lively interaction between students and faculty, with healthy cross-pollination of ideas among the different majors. 80% of students say they meet with and talk to faculty outside of class on a weekly basis. 93% of majors indicate that they are regularly in contact with their peers for collaboration, assistance, and friendship.
- Emphasis on writing, analysis, research, and critical thinking.
- Focus not just on historical events, but how they are interpreted and communicated—history in film versus the written word, for example.
- The department recently received the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Teaching American History grant to further enrich the teacher/student experience.
- 40% of history majors become teachers.
Typical Class Schedule