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“[A] serious effort to understand the interplay of change and continuity in human affairs is the only adequate introduction human beings can have to the confusing flow of events that constitutes the actual, adult world.”
- William H. McNeill, “Why Study History”
Alma’s history program offers courses on Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Subject matter spans an extensive range of time periods and cultures, addressing special topics like the history of public health, religion, immigration and ethnicity, foreign policy, the American Constitution and law.
Alma’s history majors take advantage of special opportunities such as the Smith and Mitchell Fellowships, Posey Global Fellowships and topical Spring Term courses as well as class-based and independent research projects that lead to conference presentations and publication in academic journals.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, founder of the “Daughters for Life Foundation,” advocates for improved health and education for women as the path toward peace in the Middle East.
Traveling exhibit chronicles the 1961 Freedom Rides. The participants had a simple but daring plan: to board buses to test and challenge segregated facilities in the South.
Martin Luther King Jr. Week at Alma College, Jan. 18-23, features a presentation on the Freedom Riders, community service activities and a keynote address by Palestinian medical doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish.