American author, engineer, and naval officer Robert Heinlein wrote, ‘A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.’ In other words, studying history and learning from it are important and valuable.

A degree in this field will teach you how history helps us understand change. Political history is concerned with analyzing past political leaders, ideas, activities, and policies. Diplomatic history focuses on historical relations between nations. Cultural history examines social beliefs, ideologies, and events of the past. Social history looks at past ways and standards of living. Economic history is concerned with historical economic processes and events. Intellectual history is the history of thinkers and philosophers. Military history is the record of armed conflict throughout time. And every kind of history is the record of human existence.

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