What Students Say about History

Read about one Public History student's experience on a blog entry for the National Council on Public History.

Real comments from real Rhodes students about the Department of History:

“I worked as an Archival Studies Fellow which allowed me to tangibly work
with history in a way that was productive for the community.”

“I think the strength of the History Department lies primarily in its
professors.  They are wonderfully experienced, engaged, and definitely give
the impression of genuinely caring about the well-being of their students,
both in and out of the classroom.  They are a delight to learn from and, for
me, define the history department.”

“I learned to critically think and evaluate other people’s critical
arguments. I also learned to articulate my own thoughts and write clearly and
concisely.  I learned to research a topic through various mediums (books,
journal articles, online, archives, interviews).”

“The department is extremely accessible.  I have never felt scared to
approach one of my professors with a question, a dilemma, or a personal
issue.  I think that stands out above other majors I have watched my friends
complete, and it’s a huge asset for the department.  Also, our classes are
cool.”

“The wealth of different topics offered for courses, and the amazing
internship/fellowship opportunities!  No other department has opportunities
to this extent.  In addition, as a bridge major who also has a minor, I would
say that History by far has the tightest knit community of any academic
department.”