23 May 2013
Head of Department
Aims and Objectives
Reasons for Studying History
Good Reasons for studying History
A society with no knowledge of its past will be backward both intellectually and materially.
History is both the past and the study of the past. The past influences all aspects of our lives.
It shapes the customs and beliefs of the communities to which we belong.
Learning about the past and the methods used to study it help students make sense of the world in which they live!
It helps understanding of present day conflicts such as those in Ireland and the Middle East.
It encourages responsible citizenship. Knowing about the fierce struggle for political rights makes people more aware of the need to exercise the vote responsibly.
It enhances our appreciation of Art, Architecture, Music and Literature.
History is a guardian of the truth against dictators who would like to manipulate it.