The Department of History at Fairfield University is dedicated to teaching its students to understand today’s world through the study of the past. We examine and record the daily lives, conflicts, cultures, relationships, work, beliefs and morals of people throughout time.

The program introduces students to the broad spectrum of history. Here, students build their skills of reading, writing, and analyzing historical materials. We do not emphasize a particular region of the world or period of history, or a single way to interpret it, giving way to a wide range of ideas and approaches.

Our curriculum requires you to conduct research, analyze historical documents, and attend a wide array of seminars covering both modern and ancient history. Working collaboratively in small classes, along with an exciting faculty, you will hone the skills and outlook needed to succeed as a global citizen and future professional.


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