History and Social Sciences
In Canterbury's History Department, you're not just memorizing dates and facts; you're engaging in a dynamic exploration of historical knowledge that sharpens your critical thinking skills and cultivates your compassion as an active world citizen. Your courses provide a core understanding that allows you to interpret the world around you, encouraging you to ask thought-provoking questions, demand well-supported answers, think interpretively, and cultivate an open mind. As you advance, you'll refine your research skills, tailored to your academic level.
In this interactive learning environment, you'll find your classes enriched by cutting-edge technologies that facilitate creative presentations, class debates, mock trials, and historical simulations—all designed to spark your innovative thinking and foster group collaboration. Your assignments will challenge you to analyze and interpret history, supported by well-researched information. Additionally, whenever relevant, your courses will draw connections to current events in fields like economics, politics, foreign affairs, and environmental issues. This comprehensive approach equips you with the intellectual tools you need to not only understand the past but also engage meaningfully with the present.
To know major events in history, appreciate the principles of historical investigation, and demonstrate skill in rudimentary research, critical thought, acceptance of others’ cultures, good citizenship, and the acquisition of fundamental skills