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Department Chair: Dr. Randy Law
The history faculty engages students in an inquiry into the past. By reconstructing earlier civilizations and perceiving various ages within a time frame stretching from prehistory to the present, the history student comes to see an age in relationship to what came before and what follows. A sense of continuity is developed that expands mental horizons, permits fruitful comparisons to be made with the present, and allows a more acute awareness of one's surroundings. The effort to understand the peoples of the past makes use of various skills and techniques, including the evaluation of evidence, employment of imagination, research skills in diverse sources of information, and effective oral and written communication skills. A primary concern of the study of history is change.The student who is conscious of the continuous process of change is better prepared for the conditions of change taking place today.
For more information, including a course listing, please visit the Disciplinary Major/Minor section of the most recent issue of the Birmingham-Southern College Catalog.
To contact the BSC Department of History, please write or email:
Department of History
900 Arkadelphia Road / Box 549031
Birmingham, Alabama 35254-9021