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Mission and Goals

The Department of History fulfills Miami University's mission of promoting liberal learning and liberal education through: transmittal of a sense of the past to new generations, especially the multiple heritages of the peoples of the United States; introduction to and understanding of the diversity of peoples throughout the world; transformation of academically ambitious students into lifelong, independent learners, responsible, morally committed professionals, and thoughtful citizens; and presentation of new scholarly research in the classroom and in the wider world of the public to help frame local, national and global issues.

It accomplishes these goals in the following ways:

  • Historical research and scholarship
  • Professional development
  • Course development
  • Course offerings
  • Curriculum assessment and development
  • Pedagogical development
  • Student research development and support
  • Student support