Welcome to History at Assumption!

Competent historical thinkers understand both the vast differences that separate us from our ancestors and the ties that bind us to them; they can analyze historical artifacts and documents, which can give them some of the best understandings of times gone by; they can assess the validity and relevance of historical accounts, when they are used to support entry into a war, voting for a candidate, or any of the myriad decisions knowledgeable citizens in a democracy must make. All this requires “knowing the facts”, but “knowing the facts” is not enough. Historical thinking does not replace historical knowledge: the two are related and interdependent.   – Peter Seixas, “‘Scaling Up’ the Benchmarks of Historical Thinking” (2008)

To learn more about the courses offered at Assumption refer to the descriptions and videos below which will give some insight into courses focus.