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To study history is to ask important questions about how our past influences who we are today. At Alverno, we teach history as a way of knowing, a way of thinking about and encountering the world. We believe this is best accomplished when our students experience a wide variety of historical times and regions, including the histories of the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Gender, and Native Peoples from ancient to modern times.

As a student of history you will participate in lively classroom discussions with fellow students and engage in hands-on work with documents, ideas, and artifacts of the past. And as you progress in the program you will have a chance to put your learning to practice with an off-campus experience at one of the hundreds of internship opportunities available to you. Whether you want to teach, go on to graduate school, or step into one of the many private and public jobs available to history graduates, learning about the past will help you prepare for the future. As you explore our Web pages you will see some of our students “doing history.” We hope you will join them.

Alverno History Department Selected for National History Initiative

The Alverno College history department has been selected as one of 60 history departments from across the country to participate in the American Historical Association's (AHA) History Tuning Project.  Over the next two years (2012-2014), the department will assist in creating a disciplinary core describing what history students should know and be able to do when they complete a history degree.