The future is yours to create when you study the past at the University of Arizona.
History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents, but at the University of Arizona it is also so much more. The department and the professors have created a major that focuses not just on names and dates, but truly gets to the heart of the past. I took classes that focused of themes that can be followed through all of time, such as citizenship, memory, religion, communication, government styles, human and environment interaction, and more. We used documents such as photos, journals, newspapers, and first-hand accounts to help recreate a story that has been lost. George Santayana once said that ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’; however, those who learn from the past are destined to create our future. My time in the University of Arizona’s Department of History was one of the best times of my life.
Since graduating, I’ve gone on to receive my Masters in Secondary Education and am a Social Studies teacher in Tucson, Arizona.