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Welcome to the History Department

History is an important subject because it shows us the value, importance and relevance of past events and why a knowledge of the past is important to our future.

In the NUAST History department our philosophy is:

  • History should be exciting and interesting. We will not teach anything that cannot be made exciting or interesting (thankfully, almost all of history can be).
  • History should be relevant. It should teach students something about the world they live in and help them make sense of modern life as well as teaching them about past lives.
  • History should teach skills. Students should leave us with not only a knowledge of the past but critical thinking skills, debating skills, the ability to weigh up arguments and the ability to spot bias and propaganda.

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