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 September
September 2, 1945:
Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies, officially bringing an end to World War Two.
September 12, 1940:
Lascaux cave paintings are discovered near Montignac, France. This collection of prehistoric cave paintings dates back 15,000- to 17,000 years and primarily consist of animal representations. They remain one of the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic Period.
September 18, 1793:
George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the
future home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take
nearly a century to complete.
September 26, 1960:
Presidential hopefuls Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon square off in the first ever televised presidential debate.