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History

Department of History

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Phone: 716.645.2181
Fax: 716.645.5954
Email: ubhistor@acsu.buffalo.edu
Web Address: www.cas.buffalo.edu/depts/history
James J. Bono
Chair
Claire Schen
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Program Overview

Historians ask 'what' happened in the past (the facts), but they also ask 'why' events transpired as they did. Students in History courses explore what happened and why through many perspectives, whether political, economic, cultural or intellectual, religious, or social, and analyze historians' debates. Sources studied and interpreted by students include, but are not limited to, published or unpublished written texts, film and other visual material, and oral testimony. The recent explosion of digitized materials has made a vast array of evidence available to undergraduates in their study of change over time in human society. Skills fostered by the faculty in the department of History - including the ability to write analytically and present arguments orally, to read critically and carefully, to find and manage information through research projects, and to think logically - serve students well in their later varied and stimulating careers.

Last updated: May 29, 2014 3:01 pm EST