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History Program

Our faculty have expertise in cultural, economic, intellectual, political , religious and social history and interests ranging from ancient history, through the medieval and early modern era, to the present.

History courses satisfy humanity requirements for some programs of study and also are accepted as electives. But, in addition to completing credits toward a degree, students of history will develop a better understanding of why history is important. Learning about the past provides us with the background to compare our times and our concerns with those of people who lived before us, to understand historical change and how the world we live in came to be.

Students of History at CNM will read the work of published historians and documents from the past, learning to evaluate their ideas and interpret their historical meaning. They will develop the abilities to assess historical evidence and conflicting interpretations, and to analyze both the changes and the continuity of the past.