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Through the study of history, students learn that just as with a film, the current scenes cannot be understood without having seen those that came before. Once outside the narrow frame of our own time and place, we are much better able to exercise what historian Jacques Barzun calls “a quick and shrewd understanding” of contemporary developments.



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Gregory Vitarbo
Head, History, Political Science, & International Studies Department
214 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8089
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The unique perspective provided through the history major offers intellectual insight, provides the basis of informed citizenship, and cultivates a skill set that can be applied to a variety of careers. These include law, government, museum and historic site management, research and archives, teaching, and journalism. The major is also excellent preparation for graduate and law school.

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Emily Chilton

From the moment Emily Chilton, ’18, stepped foot on campus she knew she wanted to connect with as many people as possible and leave a lasting impact.

Arielle Boland

Arielle Boland

History major Arielle Boland, '17, made the most of her experiences as an honors student.

Callie Davis

Callie Davis

A double major in chemistry and history, honors student Callie Davis explored a range of interests at Meredith.

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