Department

History

Prepare for an array of careers in law, international business, management, marketing, teaching, government, archival and museum work, publishing, journalism, media relations, and more.

Contact Information

Irina Mukhina, Ph.D., Department Chair, History

508-767-7024


Location

Founders Hall - Room 106

The possibilities may surprise you. As a history major, you will develop highly transferable skills in reading, writing, research, and speaking. You will also acquire global awareness by learning about the lives and cultures of diverse peoples in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

 

Assumption history faculty provide a supportive environment in which each student is recognized and welcomed, and where students are appreciated for their contributions. We mentor and advise students with regard to internships, careers, and graduate study with a student’s unique talents and interests in mind. Faculty challenge students to think, read, speak, and write about some of the world’s most difficult problems. We also inspire with stories of strength, courage, determination, and achievement that help a student discern their own life’s purpose.

 

History opens doors to the future, as well as to the past.

Features and Benefits of Studying History at Assumption

  • Explore the rich and varied experience of the past while deepening your understanding of the present
  • Hone the critical thinking skills you’ll need for your future career through interrogating primary sources and analyzing both what they say and what they mean.
  • Conduct an independent research project on a topic of your choosing, allowing you to explore a subject you’re passionate about in depth.
  • Study at the prestigious American Antiquarian Society (AAS),  a research library founded in 1812 that focuses on American history, literature, and culture
  • The Adverts 250 Project: Undergraduates can curate weekly contributions to an on-going digital exhibition of “Advertising in Colonial America 250 Years Ago this Week.” 

Department Mission Statement

Students of history embark on disciplined journeys through the past. Through coursework in an array of subjects, students encounter diverse civilizations and cultures. They practice the historical method of interpreting human thought and action in varied contexts, and they improve their reading, writing, and oral communication skills. By developing historical empathy and learning to articulate informed judgments about the past, students acquire a more astute perspective on the present and future. They may be inspired to contemplate their own engagement with the wider world and to contribute more purposefully to the betterment of human society. The History Department’s mission of fostering historical and self-awareness serves the University’s mission of forming graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. 


History

Undergraduate

Pre-Law

Undergraduate

Department of History Faculty


Oct 13 Thu

Nursing Preview Day

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Oct. 13, 2022
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Events

Oct 13 Thu

Nursing Preview Day

You are invited to meet with Dean of the Froelich School of Nursing and Associate Professor, Caitlin Stover, for a program overview with a question and answer session, followed by an interactive visit to the Clinical Learning Suite with faculty and current students. 

Oct. 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 5:05 PM
Assumption University Campus
Register
Oct 18 Tue

Post-Bachelor's Accelerated Nursing Track Virtual Information Session

Please join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Froelich School of Nursing (FSoN) and our cutting-edge Post-Bachelor's Accelerated Nursing Track. You will learn about our hybrid curriculum delivery model, prerequisites/admissions requirements, and the application process.  T ... Read more

Oct. 18, 2022
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual
Register
Oct 20 Thu

Biological and Physical Sciences Preview Day

Please join us at the Biological and Physical Sciences Preview Day where you can meet with current faculty and students, tour the Anatomy and Chemistry labs, and participate in laboratory experiments. Learn more about our programs and academic opportunities, career building, and summer research inte ... Read more

Oct. 20, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Assumption University Campus
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History at Assumption