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
March 1, 1919: The March First Movement of 1919 began in Seoul, Korea and soon spread out across the country. It was a series of demonstrations against Japanese imperialism and calling for the peninsula's independence. It would go on to inspire China's anti-imperialist May Fourth Movement two months later.
March 4, 1933:
President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address attempting to restore public confidence during the Great Depression, stating his now famous line, "Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
March 15, 44 B.C.:
Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Senate chamber in Rome.
March 25, 1807:
The British Parliament abolished the slave trade following a long campaign against it by abolitionists such as the Quakers.