After visiting the ancient Greek palace complex of Knossos and the slave plantation ruins of Prospect Hill in the Bahamas for two month-long Cornell courses, American History major Cate LiaBraaten '12 wrote a research paper comparing the two historic sites. Read More
Department of History
Our coursework focuses on European and U.S./Latin American history, but Cornell's small size and One Course At A Time schedule make these traditional concentrations far from ordinary. Our courses easily integrate films, field trips, in-depth discussions, and focused projects such as documentary film-making. Students also have the flexibility to pursue block-long off-campus courses, internships, and more.