Department Philosophy

It is the belief of the members of the Department of History and Social Sciences that a strong background in both history and the social sciences is an essential component in the education of intelligent and responsible citizens of the nation and the world. We also believe that learning a simple chronological sequence of events is insufficient to an understanding of an increasingly complex, diverse, and problematic world. We seek to provide high school students a set of many varying lenses, which they can use to bring into focus an expanding view of history.

Email Phil James—Department Coordinator