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please click if u are a history major

lovablerin912lovablerin912 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
edited August 2009 in Georgetown University
how did your interested in history developed? did you do any interns.. volunteers.. or joined clubs.. empolyments that helped u realize u wanted to major in history?
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Replies to: please click if u are a history major

  • Hoya11Hoya11 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    I went to a CC and took 4 history classes, and loved it. It strengthened my critical thinking and research skills, and helped me see how every event in the past influences another event. I visited a Veterans Home- that strengthened my interest in WWII history.

    I changed my mind a lot. Out of HS I wanted to be a forensic psychologist. Then I wanted to study Poli Sci (but I wanted to study specific presidents, not necessarily how presidents in general get elected). Then I wanted to study Communications, but felt like my Comms classes would teach me how to speak but not how to think critically.

    Sometimes it freaks me out to be studying history because it doesn't lead to a specific career- but ask me again in 2 years when I graduate and I'll let you know what happens ;)
  • tlesc01tlesc01 Registered User Posts: 420 Member
    I'm technically in the SFS but going to be an international history major. My proseminar was about fascism, communism and the world wars and it made me realize how much I love the topic. I also interned at the Holocaust Museum which helped strengthened my interest.
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,958 Senior Member
    Hoya11 nailed it in his first paragraph. Studying History helps you see how human experiences are connected. You will learn not only what happened, but why. What motivations led to what actions. It will help you to understand people and societies. Once you get in synch with the rhythms of man, you can start to predict and effect change. It is a great bachelor's degree for diplomats , lawyers and other public service.
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