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Mission Statement

The Department of History at the College of Charleston is committed to providing an education that gives a mature understanding and appreciation of the global past (its cultures, politics, and societies), to prepare students to engage the present, and ultimately to shape the future.

Our curriculum will hold students' attentions and allow them the opportunity to develop critical reading and sophisticated writing skills. Ultimately, our goal is to graduate interesting, analytical thinkers, ready to address the challenges of the 21st century.

Our undergraduate and graduate History programs support the mission of the School of Humanities and Social Science to 'prepare students to be independent, engaged, lifelong learners who write with confidence, speak with clarity, solve complex problems, and act as responsible citizens.'