"For time and the world to not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who only look to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."
- John F. Kennedy
In a broader sense, students who can examine and analyze the events of the past have a powerful tool for understanding the events of today and the future to come. As students develop an understanding of how people, nations, actions and interactions among people and nations have led to the events of today students also acquire the skills to contextualize historical events. Not only does the department offer students the opportunity to delve into history, but the study of people through Psychology and Sociology, and economies through Economics, as well as a variety of electives.