In light of Thomas More University’s mission, the department acknowledges importance of history within the liberal arts, specifically in the context of the Catholic intellectual tradition. History is the invaluable heritage of predecessors’ interpreted experience.
Far more than just dates and events, names and places, history is woven from the threads of humanity’s struggles, dreams, hopes and fears, sweat and blood, belief and disbelief, life and death — in sum, with those experiences and realities which mark the world today. The historical critical mind carries the capacity to better understand oneself in relation to not only their own immediate cultural heritage, but also those past and/or foreign cultures that impact our world today.
Why study History at TMU?
At Thomas More, history majors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or an Associate of Arts degree acquire a solid grounding in world, western, and United States history. One unique offering of the program is the three-semester seminar series, which focuses on history as a discipline and the art of historical detection. Students also may select from a wide range of elective courses. These and other core courses, internships, and co-op experiences provide extensive training in reading comprehension, research, analysis, writing, and public speaking. Put simply: Thomas More University history majors develop skills that open doors to a host of careers.