The Department of History and Philosophy is dedicated to providing a total educational experience by offering students opportunities to exercise leadership skills, to enhance their understanding of human behavior, to embrace tolerance, and to clarify their own values. The history and philosophy curricula lie at the heart of a liberal arts education. They provide students with the political, social, cultural, interdisciplinary, and international foundation necessary for responsible citizenship. Lower division course offerings provide students with the basic knowledge and critical thinking skills needed for success in life. Advanced courses provide quality training to students seeking to make their mark in a wide array of professions such as teaching, public advocacy, public history, library science, law, journalism, civil service, as well as community, religious, business, and international leadership. Finally, the department successfully prepares students for graduate school, law school, and seminary.