The History Department seeks to provide in-depth knowledge of the past as well as an understanding of the nature of historical change. Students are introduced to historical methodology and given preliminary training in research methods. The department aims to provide liberal education for all as well as training for professional research. They are encouraged to improve their communicative and analytical skills, to acquire a fundamental knowledge of world events and develop the ability to make effective presentations. Academic work includes lectures, tutorials and seminars. Students have access to the departmental seminar library as well as the main college library. Regular student evaluations are made on the basis of class & home assignments, tutorials, project work, quizzes as well as college and university examinations.
Courses offered by the History Department include the 3 year Honours Degree Course and the 3 year General Degree Course.