The study of humans as revealed by the past
History is the study of humans as revealed by the past. The study of history is an
indispensable intellectual endeavor for students who desire to understand and appreciate
the human condition in all its diversity, as well as the historical process that has
shaped their personal lives. The Department of History offers a wide array of courses
in the history of Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the United States designed
to acquaint students with the complexities of today's multicultural "global village"
and to deepen their understanding of the events, opinions, ideas, and facts they will
need to make informed political, social, and personal judgments throughout their lives.
The study of history provides an appropriate background for almost any career. The history degree is particularly useful in preparation for professional and graduate studies, such as law and religion. The non-professional historian can find a rewarding career in teaching, archival work, museums, journalism, government, administration, and other occupations that call for a strong liberal arts background. From world history to religious studies, from law schools to journalism, ETSU's Department of History prepares students for career and graduate school success!
Historical Events in November
December 2, 1804:
Napoleon Bonapart crowned himself Emperor of France at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame.
December 7, 1787:
Delaware became the first state to adopt the new constitution of the United States of America.
December 8, 1991:
The USSR dissolved, as the leaders of Russia, Byelorussia and the Ukraine signed an agreement creating the Commonwealth of Independent States.
December 16, 1773:
The Boston Tea Party occurred as Colonials dressed as Mohawk Native Americans boarded British ships anchored in Boston Harbor, and dumped 342 containers of tea into the water.