George Sirgiovanni, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Phone: (973) 290-4305
Office: Santa Maria Hall - Room 29
What better way of learning about a different country than physically being there. Recent graduate Nicole Rizzuto, B.A. in History '13, spent 10 days in Israel, coming back with a whole new perspective of the country, and of the world itself. READ HER STORY
Digging into the past can be rewarding, just ask CSE alumna Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati (pictured, right). At a recent Lunch and Learn event, the accomplished archaeologist shared her journey from CSE to ancient excavation sites around the world. Read More
An understanding of the past promotes full comprehension of the present and expectations for the future. The study of history affords students better analytic and reasoning skills, research abilities and tools for clear expression. Courses in History draw from both American and regional history, providing perspective on global events and an understanding of the human factors influencing them. Minors are available in both History and Political Science.
Students will gain a broad understanding of historical events, as well as the analytic tools to evaluate materials from other eras. They will develop research and writing skills necessary for effective implementation and communication of their endeavors.
A degree in History is a perfect vehicle for a career in teaching, law, or government service. Many of our graduates have also gone on to post-collegiate studies in History or related fields.
“I like the feeling on campus at CSE…when you go outside, it’s beautiful. I love the trees and the campus setting. It feels like home.”
Nicole Yanoso's chapter, “'Keeping the Tradition Alive:' The Newark Saint Patrick’s Day Parade" was accepted for publication in “You’d think that you were home in Ireland”: Essays on the Irish-American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York, to be published by Lexington Books.