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History, M.A.

Investigating the Past
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    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

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    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
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Our alumni work as:

History teachers educate students at the middle school and high school levels. Their primary goal is to help students understand and appreciate the processes and events of history.

Librarians purchase, catalog and study media necessary to the academic research process. Their mission is to make knowledge more accessible and to build information literacy.

Archivists use their knowledge of history to assemble, catalog, and preserve materials and artifacts for governments and public and private organizations, preserving these records of the past for posterity.

History majors learn skills that are vital for lawyers, including how to think critically about evidence, synthesize information, develop persuasive arguments, and communicate clearly and effectively.

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Learn To

Build historical knowledge

Develop historical methods

Recognize the provisional nature of knowledge, and the complexity and ambiguity of history

Apply the range of skills it takes to decode the historical record

Create historical arguments and narratives

The faculty is always very accessible and there is a good breadth of classes offered.
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History, M.A. Program Overview