Understanding the Present by Exploring the Past
Famed 19th century French writer and politician Alphonse de Lamartine once said, “History teaches us everything, including the future.” Using a strong international perspective from the studies and experiences of Concordia faculty, our history degree program looks at the past and the present from a variety of perspectives – including what lessons can be learned to create a more positive future. The program emphasizes classical and broadly applicable research skills, such as critical thinking, inquiry, and analysis. Graduates become articulate writers and accomplished, versatile communicators.
At Concordia, the small, discussion-based class environment fosters an ongoing dialog between faculty and fellow students. Mentoring relationships with faculty help maximize individual learning. And students become adept at critical thinking, analysis, problem resolution, and effective communication – skills that are in-demand throughout the career spectrum.
- History-related talks, trips, internships, and events in Portland bring historic subjects to life
- Concordia faculty who have traveled and lived abroad extensively bring first-hand perspective to the history of key world problems
- Novels, film, and significant documents put historical events in context, creating a more in-depth learning experience
“The education I received as a history major at Concordia will be of great value to me for the rest of my life. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and really have a passion for teaching. My passion for history has only become stronger after my experience at Concordia.” – Marika Adams ’12