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History

Your studies will cultivate an understanding of the present that is informed by history. Expect to write extensively: Your courses will help you develop sophisticated writing and speaking skills. You also will hone an ability to think critically about complex issues and events of the past. And you’ll learn to conduct research, maybe even collaborating with a professor during the summer.


Mike Adamo '16 leads a mock UN meeting.

A history student’s progress: rigorous work, better writing

The quality of the faculty clinched a history major for Mike Adamo ’16, starting with a Russian history class first semester with Professor Shoshana Keller. “So when I started taking a few more classes in the department, I realized how great the professors were, and I just had to stick with it,” says Adamo, who spent the summer after his sophomore year interning at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization.

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Jacob Sheetz-Willard '12 atop the Grand Teton mountain.
Jacob Sheetz-Willard '12 atop the Grand Teton mountain.

A graduate’s progress: earning a master’s, seeking to inspire

Jacob Sheetz-Willard ’12 is studying the subject he learned to love at Hamilton College – history – in a master’s program in American history at Utah State University. He entered the program as the presidential fellow for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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