a broad discipline that covers all time periods and places.
By studying the past we can gain a better understanding and
appreciation of the present and better and anticipate and
plan for the future. The study of history provides a
context to help us make sense of our own times and lives,
avoid the mistakes of the past, and build on beneficial
developments. The study of history furnishes many helpful
role models, both good and bad ones, which can guide our
actions in the present and future.
Moreover, studying history is fun. It enables us to learn
about intriguing, engaging people, both ordinary ones like
ourselves and vitally important ones who have played major
roles in the world. We learn about groups, organizations,
institutions, trends, developments, and interpretations of
events. History can be studied globally, regionally,
nationally, or locally. Historians examine and write about
events and people from humanity’s earliest existence on
earth to the present. Historians study many different
historical aspects, including intellectual, political,
religious, military, social, cultural, athletic, and
economic ones. As a discipline, History has many affinities
with Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics,
Literature, and Religious Studies. Nevertheless, History is
unique as a discipline because every other academic field
has a history.
people are fascinated by history. Historical books,
biographies, sell very well. Many films and television
shows explore historical topics. Millions of people visit
historical sites every year. Such sites are among the most
popular vacation destinations around the world.
addition to helping prepare individuals for careers in
teaching, law, ministry, business, government, the military,
journalism, and many other fields, the study of history will
improve students’ research, analytical, writing, and
critical reasoning skills.
invite you to study the captivating world of history with us
at Grove City College.