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History at BU

A powerful currency for the 21st century, historical understanding increases cultural literacy and sensitivity. Through the study of history, you will learn to consider multiple points of view and changing global contexts. And you will get more jokes. History also offers a unique education in the curation of content, teaching you how to collect, evaluate, and arrange a variety of sources into persuasive arguments and narratives. By interpreting the past you will better understand yourself. And those who know their history help to shape how people see themselves in the present and what they hope for the future.

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