why study history
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"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."

Robert Penn Warren

Welcome to the Department of History at CEU!
Situated in the heart of Utah's historic Castle Country, the College of Eastern Utah is a great place to pursue an interest in history. Exciting classes, outstanding teachers, a beautiful, comfortable campus, and lots of fascinating history right in our own backyard--that's what the history program at CEU is all about.
The history department offers courses that fulfill general education requirements for the associates degree and lower-division major requirements for students who plan to pursue a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree at another institution.
Come join us! History at CEU--it's a great choice.

Dr. Susan Rhoades Neel
Department Chair
CBB 243

spring semester 2007

Susan Rhoades Neel
CBB 243

Neal Peacock

Jay Stephens
RV 178

Jennifer Truschka
CBB 240



CEU history courses:


HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 1100 Western Civilization I

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 1110 Western Civilization II

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 1700 American Civilization

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2018 Native American History

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2700 U.S. to 1877

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2710 U.S. since 1877

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2800 Women in America

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2810 History of the American West

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 2988 Special Problems

  Please click on course titles for full descriptions from the CEU General Catalog.


spring semester 2007

HIST 1100 Western Civilization I HIST 1110: Western Civilization II
     INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Truschka

HIST 1110 Western Civilization II HIST 1110: Western Civilization II
     INSTRUCTOR: Neal Peacock

HIST 1700 American Civilization HIST 1700: American Civilization
     INSTRUCTOR: Susan Neel

HIST 1700 American Civilization HIST 1700: American Civilization
     INSTRUCTOR: Jay Stevens

HIST HIST 2710 U.S. since 1877 HIST 2710: U.S. since 1877
     INSTRUCTOR: Susan Neel

HIST 2810 American West HIST 2810: American West
     INSTRUCTOR: Susan Neel

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why study history

Lots of exciting job opportunities are open to students interested in history. Be a teacher. Design exhibits for a museum. Be a guide at a historic site. Create online and multimedia materials for historical societies or broadcast companies like the History Channel. Historians work in the private as well as nonprofit sectors and many government agencies also employ historians.

Even students who don't plan careers in history find that taking a course of study in history is an excellent way to acquire the critical thinking and writing skills essential for success in fields ranging from engineering to law and business.


 Peter Stearns, "Why Study History"

 AHA, "Careers for Students in History"

 Robert Townsend, "What is a History Major Worth"

Careers for Students of History  "What Can I Do with This Degree: History"


The Department of History offers concurrent enrollment in Western Civilization (HIST 1100-1110) and American Civilization (HIST 1700). These courses are offered on campus and through CEU's distance learning network.

Concurrent enrollment is a program which enables eligible students to begin study toward a college degree while they are in high school. Concurrent enrollment students join traditional college students in the classroom and are expected to complete the same requirements.

Students and their parents may find this article about the differences between high school and college-level instruction helpful in preparing to take a concurrent enrollment course.

Students interested in taking history courses as concurrent enrollment should meet with their high school counselor for information about eligibility and registration procedures.

For further information on the concurrent enrollment program, see the Utah State Office of Education’s web site


Recent archeological work near Stonehenge in England has shed new light on this ancient monument. Scientists have discovered a large complex of houses enclosed within a circular embankment about 2 miles northeast of Stonehenge. This site, called Durrington Walls, indicates to archeologists that the whole area was a vast religious complex. Read more about these discoveries and how they are changing interpretations of Stonehenge at National Geographic News.





For the latest news on history around the world, see the History News Network. Daily postings on events related to the history profession from newspapers and journals. HNN also hosts a good blog called Cleopatria--chock full of discoveries, discussions, and disagreements among historians.
This week in history: The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time on February 9, 1964.

The world wide web has revolutionized the way we study history. Resources once only available to a few scholars in distant archives and libraries are now readily available to anyone with an interest in the past. You can find e-books, digitized documents, photographs, historic music, and 3-D renderings of ancient artifacts. From imperial Rome to Cold War America--there are web sites offering insights into virtually all aspects of the human past.

Why watch boring re-runs on TV? Hop on the world wide web instead and take a tour of the Parthenon, visit a recreation of P.T. Barnum’s famous 19th century museum of curiosities, or play an ancient Mesoamerican ballgame. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite history web sites.


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