Are you interested in becoming better acquainted with the past? Do you believe knowledge of world history should inform our understanding of current events, achievements and problems?
Norwich’s History program, which offers a range of classes in U.S., European, pre-modern (before 1648), non-western and military history, fosters an understanding of how political, economic and cultural forces have influenced the present. Our students learn concise writing and critical-thinking skills that help them create substantive papers and oral presentations. They also learn about ethics by practicing the craft of history, exercising reasoned judgment in interpreting evidence and proving a thesis.
These are skill sets that graduates must possess to enter graduate school and many professions.
Norwich history students are encouraged to pursue off-campus and experiential activities and have studied on every continent except Antarctica. CityLAB:Berlin is an exciting opportunity which allows students to spend a semester in the heart of Europe and experience the history, politics, and culture of Germany first-hand. They also serve and learn as interns for agencies such as the Vermont State Historical Society, the Army War College, the Sullivan Museum and History Center and the Smithsonian Institute.