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Welcome to History
History is the study of the thoughts, actions and achievements of human beings over time. It communicates a profound and practical understanding of how our world came into being by teaching students how to study events in historically-aware ways. History provides a methodology for research and critical thinking which is essential in most professions and walks of life. It acquaints students with important concepts, events and people, and builds their cultural literacy. History promotes a depth of understanding of ourselves and others by heightening critical thinking, deepening global understanding, and enhancing aesthetic and moral awareness. The skills History provides are invaluable in such varied professions as the law, education, journalism and public and international service.
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Laurier Inspiring Lives: Allan Downey, PhD candidate in History
Chair, History Dept
People at Laurier
Darren Mulloy’s research explores the rich and revealing history of political extremism and radicalism in the United States. His essays and articles have appeared in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Patterns of Prejudice and the Journal of American History, and he is the author of The World of the John Birch Society: Conspiracy, Conservatism and the Cold War, among other works. He teaches widely in the area of post-1945 US history, including the history of popular music, American foreign policy, and American film