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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.
November 26, 2014
Presentation at American Public Health Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, Nov. 18, 2014 on student leadership in community based environmental-health research.
Veterans Day speaker will discuss leadership, war experiences, PTSD and politics. “Jay Kopelman continues to serve through his work with veterans.” — Bob Cunningham
“The presentation was for Michigan colleges and universities and community groups that might wish to adopt the curriculum modules the Alma team has developed.” — Ed Lorenz