History and Civilizations

Understanding humanity through studying what’s gone before

Where better to gain unique insight into how the world evolved, by studying alongside fellow students from over 40 countries. Disciplines like history, philosophy and anthropology are crucial in organizing and assessing evidence, interpreting complex events and issues and evaluating and solving problems. Students in this department learn to process information and express their ideas with elegance and rigor. This is a critical skill in all fields of decision-making and research such as academia, government, law, journalism and even marketing.

The study of History and Civilizations seeks a deeper understanding of humanity through the study of the past. History and Civilizations is a framework for the analysis of trends, institutions and motivations that shape the world. Students learn to think with rigor, to write with clarity and precision, to organize and assess evidence, to evaluate problems and to interpret complex events.

The major in History and Civilizations at AUBG provides students with analytical tools useful for all aspects of decision-making and research in academia, government, law, journalism, business and other careers. The program offers a general program of study with a focus on course offerings in Europe and a sub-concentration in Southeastern Europe.

Graduates of the program have gone on to work for regional businesses and non-governmental organizations. The majority go on to graduate degree programs in History in the United States and Western Europe; recent graduates have gone on to doctoral work at the Central European University, Columbia University, the University of Illinois, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh.

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